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Parking Changes at Cortex

The Cortex Innovation Community is receiving some exciting additions soon, including a hotel, MetroLink station, five-story office/lab building, and additional parking. Because of these significant changes, we want to ensure the community remains up to date on the developments.

What can you expect to see in the next few months?

The first noticeable change will be to parking. The district is in the process of improving the campus parking system to include more visitor parking spots, and adding gates to some parking lots to ensure parking spots are available for tenants. These improvements will occur between February and May, and during that time visitor parking on lots might be somewhat limited.

As always, visitors are more than welcome on the Cortex Innovation Community campus. Visitors will still be able to find designated parking spots on campus (located on the map in blue), can use Parkmobile or coins to park in the nearby metered spots along Boyle Avenue, Duncan Avenue, and Forest Park Avenue.

Beginning February 20, parking lots around the Cortex I and @4240 buildings will be designated exclusively for tenants during business hours. Tenants will be given parking tags and asked to park in specific lots. These lots will be monitored, and cars without tags will risk receiving tickets.

Guests attending Venture Cafe’s Thursday Gatherings can enjoy free parking in tenant lots around the Cortex I and @4240 buildings after 3 p.m. on Thursdays. Tenant lots will also be available to visitors every weekday after 4 p.m., and all day on weekends. And of course, metered parking becomes free weekdays after 7 p.m.

While tenant lots are open to visitors in the evening, visitors are asked to park only in visitor parking spots during regular operating hours.

All residents and employees in the Cortex district can use the Washington University campus shuttles to move around the district. This is a great option for visiting another building, or heading to Cortex Commons for food trucks or other activities. The shuttles stop at Cortex I and @4240. You can find a route map here.

As the Cortex Innovation Community continues to grow, the patience of our community and visitors is appreciated as we expand and improve the district’s parking system.

To download a PDF of the new parking map, click here.