Steve Lackmeyer: Marion Hotel renovation could take some time
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.
Who are some of the civic leaders we should be following closely in terms of downtown development?
Good question. If I had to compile a list of downtown up and comers, it would include developer Richard McKown and architect Wade Scaramucci. Gary Brooks is almost certainly going to remain involved downtown. Andy Barnett is making quite the name for himself. Alison Bailey is a big player in urban core retail and marketing. Developer Steve Mason is almost too fun to follow! Keith and Heather Paul keep downtown's culinary scene interesting. I'll also add that we should include every major big name player on the Thunder with a big name as folks to keep our eyes on. I am tracking at least two other players contemplating downtown ventures in addition to the restaurant Kevin Durant is opening with the Hal Smith Restaurant Group.