On July 31, the Cortex Innovation Community and the surrounding neighborhoods celebrated the grand opening of a new MetroLink Station and the first segment of the new Chouteau Greenway. Located near Boyle and Duncan avenues, the station serves the growing number of companies, hotels, retail outlets and private residents that call the technology hub home.
Henry S. Webber, executive vice chancellor and chief administrative officer at Washington University in St. Louis and chairman of the Cortex Innovation Community, said the station will help the district continue to attract — and retain — talent to the St. Louis community. More than 250 businesses are located in Cortex.
Washington University, Cortex, Great Rivers Greenway, BJC HealthCare and the City of St. Louis/St. Louis Development Corp. helped fund the station, the first to be built with public and private dollars.