Cortex Innovation Community’s newest building, 4220 Duncan, is now open.

Wexford Science & Technology LLC developed the 182,000-square-foot, five-story building, with Tarlton Corp. as the general contractor and HOK as architect. Cambridge Innovation Center, or CIC, occupies 41,000 square feet, bringing its total square footage in Cortex to 160,000 square feet that’s spread across three building.

Microsoft occupies 30,000 square feet, followed by BJC Healthcare’s new 16,000-square-foot fitness center, Accenture at 7,000 square feet and the soon-to-open Innovation Hall event space and 23 City Blocks Hospitality’s full-service restaurant The Chocolate Pig. Microsoft said it’s created 150 jobs and is investing over $50 million in local jobs, facilities and software grants with its Microsoft Technology Center in Cortex.

As we continue to build our innovation community here at Cortex, we are thrilled to have state-of-the-art facilities and critical anchors like CIC, BJC Healthcare, Microsoft and Accenture leading the way,” Cortex President and CEO Dennis Lower said in a statement.

Still underway at Cortex is a MetroLink station, which will completed later this year, and the district’s first hotel, Aloft Hotel. Midas Hospitality and sister company MC Hotel Construction have been tapped for that project. BioSTL and Washington University also are partnering on the new $44 million redevelopment of the Crescent building at Cortex that will house BioGenerator Labs and later-stage startups.

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Source: St. Louis Business Journal by Steph Kukljan | May 12, 2018