Steve Lackmeyer: East Bricktown will complete area if built as envisioned

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.
by Steve Lackmeyer Modified: November 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm •  Published: November 30, 2012

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.

Anything new and exciting to tell us about the East Bricktown development?

I had an update earlier this week on east Bricktown. I don't think people appreciate the magnitude of this project, how many people it bring into the district full-time, and how it will absolutely be a game-changer. It will, if built as envisioned currently, "complete" Bricktown and create a seamless transition between Lower Bricktown, Bricktown, Deep Deuce, Automobile Alley and the Central Business District.

The Boulevard rendering shows no parking, sidewalks or bike lanes of any kind. Is that something that will be added later when the areas adjacent start to be developed for retail/office/housing purposes?

You noticed that as well, did you? That was a big question on my mind - one asked in today's story by Michael Kimball. And truth be told, there's no immediate answer to this question. The renderings show the boulevard west of Walker as a limited access road, with more in common with Northwest Expressway than with your average downtown street. I look forward to seeing what questions are asked at Monday night's town hall meeting.

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by Steve Lackmeyer
Business Reporter
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter and columnist who started his career at The Oklahoman in 1990. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, which included the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city's Metropolitan...
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