Steve Lackmeyer: More local companies are looking for new office construction downtown

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: October 26, 2012 at 12:27 pm •  Published: October 26, 2012

I don't know. That's a challenging property, but I wouldn't bet against the owners, Michael Dillard and Roddy Bates. I'm not very up to date on Crossroads, which has been covered mostly by Oklahoman Real Estate editor Richard Mize.

With the Edge being built in Midtown, do you see some of these other large lots being bought up and larger developments being built on them?

Yes, I do see some other developments taking place on the lots you speak of, and don't be surprised if conversations are going on now ... I suspect we'll see more mixed use residential.

When is the Santa Fe Parking garage renovation supposed to start?

The last I checked, the Santa Fe parking garage renovation should start this winter.

Are there any plans to renovate the Melvin Luster home at 300 NE 3rd?

Neighbors report they've witnessed activity at the Luster home, which is a very impressive home built almost a century ago. It's not in great shape.

Is there a concrete plan for the Farmers' Market to become just that in the future - a centrally located hub for produce, meats, flowers, bread etc. that will be open more than one day a week?

A plan? No. An effort despite lack of planning? Yep. I'll be writing on this fairly soon.

Read the complete chat transcript here.

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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