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  • Oklahoma City's east Bricktown to house two new hotels, restaurant

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Construction on the Hyatt Place and an AC hotel is scheduled to begin this fall in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown

  • Criticism and Memories

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Some readers have indicated they are less than thrilled with the proposed design for an eight-story building at the gateway to downtown at NW 5 and Harrison, while others are sharing memories of the neighborhood as it once was a long time ago. As reported earlier this week, the eight-story...

  • Oklahoma City Hall park to get makeover

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Oklahoma City Hall park’s fountain will be rebuilt to include LED lighting in the upcoming Project 180 renovation.

  • Oklahoma City's flatiron building was designed as the new “gateway to downtown.”

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Architect Rand Elliot provides unique design for the triangular property at NW 5 and Harrison in Oklahoma City.

  • Bricktown warehouse space being redeveloped rapidly

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Long-neglected areas of buildings atop the entertainment district are undergoing big changes.

  • Oklahoma City social media response helps change course on street stripes

    By Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Credit both area residents contacting Councilwoman Meg Salyer and property owners who reached out to the city’s public works department for stopping the re-striping, which would have created a continuous center turn lane along Harvey and Hudson avenues north of NW 10.

  • First Look at Rand Elliott's Addition to Downtown's Flat Iron Building

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Let’s start with a statement we can all agree with: architect Rand Elliott is not subtle. This past year he and Chuck Ainsworth needed to work a bit with the Urban Renewal Authority commissioners before getting their approval for designs that included adding a third floor to the long-blighted...

  • What's next for Coach's restaurant space at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark?

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    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 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • OKC Central Chat transcript, April 10, 2015

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    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 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • First Look at Bricktown's Steelyard Hotels

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    ADG, which won accolades for its design of the Bricktown Inn Express, is once again working with Texas-based NewcrestImage on two hotels that will be built at the northeast corner of Joe Carter Avenue and Sheridan Avenue. Officials with NewcrestImage declined to provide another update on the...



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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 Area Projects, the rebuilding of north downtown, the rebirth of the Skirvin Hotel, the rise of Bricktown, Midtown and Automobile Alley, and the city's courting of the NBA.
Steve's family came to town in 1977 when his father led construction of the Sheraton Century Center Hotel. He roamed the brand new corridors of the Conncourse tunnels (now The Underground). He saw the final last gasp of the old downtown and witnessed the destruction of the 26-story Biltmore Hotel. He spent his teenage years watching construction of the Myriad Gardens and a new skyline including Mid-America (home to Continental Resources), Oklahoma and Corporate Towers, and Leadership Square.
Steve was once referred to as a “downtown partisan” by The Oklahoman's real estate editor Richard Mize. It's a beat Steve enjoys, and his column, "OKC Central," can be read every Tuesday in The Oklahoman’s business section. Lackmeyer also hosts the downtown blog "OKC Central." He is also author of four books about downtown’s history, “OKC Second Time Around,” “Skirvin,” “Operation Scissortail” and “Cornerstone” (all co-authored by Jack Money) and "Bricktown." Lackmeyer also authored "Foraging in Oklahoma," a travelogue and recipe book about produce found at Oklahoma farms and ranches.
Steve is a frequent speaker on downtown development and history, with appearances on television stations OETA, KWTV, KSBI, radio stations KTOK, KGOU, KOSU, WKY and KOKC, local Rotary and Lion’s clubs, and the 2010 National Main Streets Conference. In 2014 Steve was awarded the President’s Award from Downtown Oklahoma City Inc. at its annual Dean A. McGee Awards in recognition of his coverage of downtown and its history.
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