Steve Lackmeyer: Oklahoma River is being transformed into a regional recreational destination

by Steve Lackmeyer Modified: February 28, 2014 at 12:15 pm •  Published: February 28, 2014

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.

The building permit was submitted for the white-water rapids. How much longer do you estimate until real work begins for that whole project?

I think it starts this summer. It will be a big deal for the river, and a game changer for the river. People do not grasp how the river is being transformed into a regional recreational destination.

When will we start to see vertical movement on the Steelyard in Bricktown?

As developers Gary Brooks and Andy Burnett cautioned early on, this property has a lot of contamination and remediation issues. They encountered some "surprises" that require additional time and construction is now set to start late this year.

What's the status on TEEMCO and the Gold Dome?

From what I've seen, they are making good progress on renovations.

What do you think is the likelihood that they keep the Cox Convention Center?

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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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