Cortex was designated master developer of this approximately 200-acre district by the City of St. Louis and can develop properties itself or confer development rights on other developers. The Cortex Board adopted a long term mixed-use master plan in September 2012. As master developer, Cortex has responsibility and authority to plan the district, implement the master plan, manage the district, levy property assessments, provide subsidies, and acquire property. All development within the Cortex Innovation Community requires the written approval of Cortex before a City building permit can be issued. Interested developers should contact Beth Letscher, Director of Project Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.