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Tarlton wraps construction on parking garage at St. Louis' Cortex

Tarlton wraps construction on parking garage at Cortex,ph01

St. Louis-based contracting and construction-management firm Tarlton Corp. completed a $12 million parking garage in the Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis’ Central West End. The new garage is five levels and offers space for 678 vehicles.

Tarlton served as construction manager for the garage at 4217 Custom Steel Drive, adjacent to the new multi-tenant building at 4220 Duncan Ave. completed by Tarlton in 2018. For the garage, Tarlton managed the erection of 400 pieces of precast concrete in addition to performing excavation and backfill.

Tarlton Concrete self-performed the cast-in-place concrete, including 50 drilled piers and 2,000 cubic yards of grade beams, walls and slabs, as well as the installation of an elevator, pit foundation, waterproofing and miscellaneous carpentry items.

On May 23, Cortex marked the completion of the new parking structure by hosting a grand-opening “Garage Party” celebration with more than 500 attendees. The construction of the parking garage in the Cortex Innovation Community marks the first phase of three parking garage projects that are planned in the district.

The Tarlton team included Andy Kovarik, project executive; Brian Gibson, project director; Michael Vemmer, project engineer; Jon Stemme, project superintendent; Laurie Howell, cost engineer; and Jason Bretz and Kevin Oakley, preconstruction. HOK was the project architect