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.
Are we getting close to a new tower announcement? Within the month?
Based on what I'm hearing from those involved, we should hear something this month. I will add that soil studies and other inquiries are wrapped up.
Do you know what the current status of Core to Shore is?
Most of the land has been acquired for the Core to Shore Park. Negotiations are ongoing for the convention center site. Developers are showing some interest in the properties surrounding the park. But big questions remain as to how to fund operations of the park. A lot of assumptions were made about operational costs with the park and wellness centers. We are now seeing those assumptions were too rosy with the wellness centers. I suspect similar discoveries are ahead with the park.