The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&As on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City. Read the complete chat transcript here.
Have you heard news of a full-fledged Marriott going into Bricktown?
Bricktown over the next couple of years is about to experience the most significant era of redevelopment and construction since the development of Lower Bricktown.
How is the Century Center construction coming along? Also, do you know what other tenants will be in the building?
I had a story on this today.
I talked with folks involved in the development and they say construction is now slightly ahead of schedule. Look for a move by OPUBCO in early 2015.
When will we get renderings on the OG&E tower?
I don't know yet. It may still be a while. But I expect Stage Center will be history by September.
Have you heard of any other delays with The Rise?
Renovation projects like this rarely go on schedule. That said, Jonathan Russell has dealt with some internal issues as well. Construction is continuing. I saw it yesterday. The rain is clearly not helping. I drove by yesterday and the whole site was a muddy swamp. But again, I remind everyone, real estate development, especially when it involves old properties, is very complicated and often takes longer than expected. Just ask anyone who launches into a home renovation in neighborhoods like Heritage Hills.