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 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City. Read the complete chat transcript here.
Which areas/streets/intersections do you foresee becoming new areas for entertainment or commercial districts?
Expect Urban Renewal to issue a request for development proposals for the site in the near future.
How do you feel about the Stage Center site if it was only 20 stories tall?
Twenty stories would still be an impressive addition to the skyline. I say let's wait and see what is ultimately proposed.
Do you have any new timelines on the new tower at Stage Center?
I think some exciting news is set to take place over the next 60 days.
Do you know if the Oklahoma School of Science and Math is growing or is it staying the same size?
It's growing a little bit, but not as much as it was several years ago. That could change, however, with what's yet to occur in the immediate area.
Any word yet on the fate of Nichols Hills Plaza and Classen Curve?
I am hearing a sale is in the works, but that's all I can say at this time.
What industries do you see the city trying to attract that will add to the diversity and economic base? Do you see them locating downtown?
Financial institutions are a tough niche to recruit. But tech ... yeah, we're going to some pretty impressive tech.