Steve Lackmeyer: Streetcar timetable calls for 2017 completion

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.

by Steve Lackmeyer Modified: September 27, 2013 at 2:58 pm •  Published: September 27, 2013
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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.

If the streetcar does stay on schedule, what is the likely completion date for this first set of tracks?

The timetable calls for completion in 2017.

Now that the streetcar has passed the city council, what is the next step?

Engineering must be done to ensure the route is feasible. This is also when we'll find out if the cost estimates are on target, what kind of system will be used, etc. Ed Shadid and Pete White have pledged to cooperate on making the streetcar a success.

I will note that with the route chosen, I don't see how Meg Salyer can be required to recuse herself again. So that kind of solidifies the council vote as it now stands.

Are you aware of any developers actively trying to buy properties adjacent to the new park for housing, office or other?

Developers are looking at the area, but it's a bit early yet to be making deals.

What is the expected completion date for Mosaic?

As I recall, late 2014.

When will we know how much the Convention Center site is going to cost?

It shouldn't be much longer...

Can you provide an update on future towers? Are we still looking at three potential towers? 


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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