A boutique hotel, more than 200 apartments, retailers and additional labs are included in the next development phase at the Cortex technology district in St. Louis.
The plans, which were presented Thursday by developers, represent a continuation of Cortex’s strategy to add more than offices for the entrepreneurs and tech companies that have transformed the former industrial corridor of the Central West End and Midtown.
The Cortex district already has 4,100 people working for 260 companies, both high-tech and supporting businesses. The next phase of development is expected to add another 800 jobs to the district.
Construction should begin next spring on the $170 million, three-building project, with completion in fall 2018, Cortex officials say.
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