Questions also persist about how Oklahoma City Public Schools will really be able to buy the old Central high. It has $8.5 million in publicly announced funding, while the building's listed price is $11.5 million. Where will the remaining money come from? For now, Springer isn't saying.
One of the last comments I saw on this matter, posted via Twitter by investor Bond Payne, may cut to the heart of not just this debate, but others that might arise if the school district pursues a Plan B that would involve increasingly scarce downtown office space.
“Public investment should never crowd out private,” Payne argued. “Also, what is the strategic interest that school board has downtown?”
Readers had plenty to say about the story that ran Sunday in The Oklahoman. Here are some of their reactions. If you can't see the timeline below click here.
Public investment should never crowd out private.”