275 more homes set for Mueller development

Nov 10, 2014
Austin American Statesman


More homes are on the way to the Mueller development


The latest phase will have 275 homes, according to Catellus, the company overseeing the redevelopment of the city’s former Robert Mueller Municipal Airport site


Construction is scheduled to begin this fall


The homes will be in the southeast corner of the Mueller development – near the former airport control tower, which still stands – on land bordered by Berkman Drive and Zach Scott, Tom 


Miller and Tilley streets


Home prices haven’t been finalized yet, Catellus officials said


Of the 275 homes set to be built, Catellus said 58 are expected to be sold as part of the Mueller Affordable Homes Program, which targets homebuyers who earn 80 percent or less of Austin’s 


median family income. For a family of four, that would be $60,300, according to the Mueller Affordable Homes Program eligibility regulations


“This new phase of homes coming to Mueller will be our most diverse yet,” said Catellus vice president of development Matt Dean. “We have six highly respected local, regional and national 


homebuilders that are committed to bringing new styles, exteriors and floor plans to a community that is selling extremely well thanks, in part, to Mueller’s proximity to downtown and the 


University of Texas campus, as well as Mueller’s ever-expanding retail, restaurant and recreation options”


The six homebuilders are Centerra Homes, David Weekley Homes, Homes by Avi, Muskin Co., Standard Pacific Homes, Streetman Homes and Wes Peoples Homes. Centerra and Wes Peoples are new 


additions to Mueller’s list of builders


A variety of homes will be offered, including three-bedroom garden court-style homes with balconies and porches, as well as more traditional three- and four-bedroom homes with yards


All homes will feature a host of eco-friendly features, Catellus said


Once completed, the new homes will boost the total number of residences at Mueller to more than 2,500, including some apartments. Ultimately, Mueller is expected to have about 6,000 


residences


The community has seen a flurry of development lately. In addition to new homes going up, the Thinkery (formerly the Austin Children’s Museum) relocated from downtown Austin to Mueller, the 


Austin school district is wrapping up work on a new performing arts center there and several retailers and restaurants have opened, including an H-E-B grocery store


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