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Steve Lackmeyer: Plaza District has some very unique things going for it

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: April 26, 2013 at 2:21 pm •  Published: April 26, 2013

When will we see the final renderings for the Central Park?

Probably sometime this next year or so if they really want to start construction in 2014.

With all the space at the Plaza filling in, what do you see happening in terms of future growth for the area?

The revival of the 16th Street Plaza District creates some intriguing possibilities for addressing decades of blight in the adjoining Classen-10-Penn neighborhood to the south. Also look for the improvements to create some momentum to the east toward Classen Boulevard.

Do you see additional skyscrapers developing along the westside of Downtown in the coming years?

It's possible. Not soon, unless you're talking about the western fringe of the central business district.

Is parking not included in the Convention Center proposal?

No, parking is not included. There might be parking built under the hotel. And the city is prepared to build a garage with separate funding sources.

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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