Mueller in South Austin is set for quantum leap in growth this year


According to an article today in the Austin American Statesman “Projects [in Mueller] totaling about $250 million are set to break ground in 2012, said Greg Weaver, who has overseen redevelopment since before construction started in 2005 on the 700-acre site that once was home to Austin’s municipal airport.

The new development will include Mueller’s first grocery store and hotel, along with more housing, a new hospital wing and facilities for a nonprofit theater and a performing arts center.

Taken together, the projects mean 2012 will be pivotal for Mueller, the largest public-private venture in Austin’s history.

For Weaver, the progress is “a great testament to the economy and what’s going on in Austin.”

“I think Central Texas is doing far better than almost anywhere in the country,” said Weaver, executive vice president of Catellus Development Corp., which the city tapped in 2002 for Mueller’s ambitious transformation. “There’s a lot of pent-up demand.”

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Mueller set for quantum leap in growth this year

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