Mueller Austin | Texas

A 700-acre, mixed-use development well under way in Austin, Texas, spans the site of the former Robert Mueller Municipal Airport and will include 6000 homes (25% affordable)  and 4.2 million square feet of office/commercial space,  including more than 750,000 square feet of retail. All development at Mueller is LEED®- certified or meets equivalent Austin energy requirements for sustainability.

Project Experience Sheet

Project Summary

  • One of the nation’s most notable new urbanist communities in partnership with the City of Austin
  • 6,000 homes (25% affordable-qualifying)
  • 750,000 square feet of retail space including regional retail and Market District
  • Aldrich Street, a mixed-use town center with cinema, shops, plazas and live/work space. The plan calls for 30% locally-owned businesses
  • 4.2 million square feet of commercial space, including Class A office space
  • Broad variety of new home opportunities, both for-sale and for-rent
  • 140 acres of parks and greenways
  • 13 miles of hike and bike paths and lanes
  • $300+ million of new infrastructure

Project Highlights

  • All construction will meet green building standards, either U.S. Green Building Council LEED®-certified or Austin’s highly acclaimed Austin Energy Green Building program 
  • Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is the first hospital in the world to achieve LEED® Platinum certification 
  • Deconstructed runway material was reused in the construction of new roads at Mueller and in Austin
  • At least 15,000 new trees will be planted throughout the development •Strict requirements for green building at Mueller helped grow the number of LEED®-qualified contractors in Austin  
  • Austin’s largest public art project ever is a series of 18-to 20- foot tall, flower-shaped solar sculptures that collect the sun’s rays and convert them into solar energy 
  • Development is generating 10,500 construction jobs 
  • Developers moved two 100-year old oak trees, joined at the roots, to the roundabout at Mueller’s entrance. It took four hydraulic lifts and a full day to move the two 500,000 pound trees.
  • Mueller has taken care to restore landmark buildings onsite, including a World War II-era hangar, an airport control tower and an aviation administration building. The refurbished hangar is now used for special events, farmers markets and community functions, while the restored aviation building serves as Mueller Central, the Catellus office and Mueller Information Center.