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A Look Back: Top Stories of 2017

December 20, 2017

It’s hard to believe another year is nearly behind us. 2017 breezed by with new and exciting developments– announcements, groundbreakings, celebrations and move-ins all occurred among a variety of projects throughout Mueller. We’re reminiscing on the milestones that made Mueller so memorable this year.

Texas Mutual Insurance broke ground in Mueller. The four-story, 270,000-square-foot building is well on its way to house Texas’ leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance and approximately 700 employees when it’s scheduled to open in 2018. Kerbey Lane also announced plans to take first-floor space in the new building. Get ready for lemon poppy seed pancakes!

Alamo Drafthouse premiered at Mueller. The movie theater opened to much excitement, complete with flicks, food and a Barrel O’ Fun, or as the night crowd calls it: Bar O’ Fun. Additionally, Alamo’s opening signaled a wave of new eateries joining Aldrich Street: B.D. Riley’s Irish Pub, Bao’d Up, Halcyon Coffee + Bar + Lounge, J.T. Youngblood’s, Lick Honest Ice Creams and Stella Public House all opened their doors in 2017. Barre3 also opened and Colleen’s Kitchen, Açaí Hut and OrangeTheory are slated to open soon!

We announced Mueller’s seventh public park is in the works. The 3.5-acre open green space, known as Town Center Park, will be located at the northern end of Aldrich and Philomena streets. Weather permitting, the new park will open toward the end of 2018.

Foundation Communities laid the groundwork for its first project in Mueller. When it opens in 2019, the Jordan, Mueller’s third predominantly income-qualifying apartment community, will provide homes for 132 families. As reported by the Austin American-Statesman, the multi-family development will also provide service-rich amenities, like a learning center with after-school and health programming.

We hosted a number of big events in 2017. From the Aldrich Street grand opening in September that drew thousands, to Movies at Lake Park’s record attendance for Moana, we came together to enjoy all Mueller has to offer. We also continued the Lake Park tradition of the KUTX Concert Series, which are planned again for 2018, and started a new tradition with Wednesday Night Live, which will resume the second Wednesday of each month in 2018 beginning with Workout Wednesday Night Live in January.

More condos are on deck near the control tower. Austin Modern Lofts announced plans to develop a project that will include condos, townhomes and first-floor retail space near the former control tower. Nearly 30 of the residences will be included in Mueller’s Ready, Set, Own income-qualifying affordable homes program.

We welcomed many more residents home to Mueller. Pre-leasing began at Aldrich 51, AMLI on Aldrich and Overture at Mueller, bringing more than 750 residences within a close proximity of Aldrich Street, Mueller’s new dining and entertainment district, and walking distance of H-E-B and the Mueller Market District. Additionally, Mueller’s homebuilders were busy constructing a variety of new yard, row and garden court homes.

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