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Steve Lackmeyer: Extending the MAPS 3 streetcar could benefit Capitol Hill

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: March 14, 2014 at 11:14 am •  Published: March 14, 2014
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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.

What do you envision for Capitol Hill district in 3 years?

Extend the MAPS 3 streetcar a short distance into Capitol Hill and I'm convinced the area will finally realize its full potential as a great cultural asset for the city.

Are there any new developments on the status of First National Tower?

Nope. The owners are still asking for a seemingly prohibitive sales price while their occupancy plummets.

What do you see in the in the future rearguard our downtown tourism? Any big plans in the works that have not been talked about?

I know the Convention and Visitors Bureau conducts ambassador training with the Water Taxi operators and various venue folks downtown. I know that promotional materials are created annually. Beyond that, I'm not sure if there's anything else right now.

Can you give us a status update for the Boathouse District? What's to be built this year? Also are you aware of any Olympic rowing qualifying events scheduled at the River?

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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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