Cortex Innovative Community and Arch To Park
Strong Connections Rebirthing a City
St. Louis, MO
The Cortex – Tower Grove Connector is a critical component in the rebirth of the City. The connector will connect across physical barriers, link neighborhoods, and is an important piece of the urban mobility network.
Creating connectivity between Cortex and Tower Grove Park means more than just connecting the north and south destinations. Vibrant neighborhoods, each with unique character and identity flank the route. The Connector should reflect the uniqueness of each area.
Along with this, the Connector itself should be legible and recognizable as a system of transportation infrastructure, with a consistency that aids in navigation. With these elements in mind, the concept of path and places evolved through the planning process.
The path is the Connector itself – linking Cortex to Tower Grove Park, providing safe and low-stress bike and pedestrian connectivity. The places are the moments along the path – destinations for activity that urge users to explore further along the route and provide important amenities.