Mueller Austin

View the timeline of the historical Mueller Austin site.

1928Voters approve bonds to build Austin's first airport
1936Robert Mueller Municipal Airport opens for commercial service
1961New control tower and terminal built for the Jet Age dedicated by Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson
1971As Mueller becomes increasingly landlocked, citizens and leaders consider options for a new Austin airport; initial proposals center on a regional facility serving both Austin and San Antonio, which never comes to pass
1976A study commissioned by the City identifies Bergstrom Air Force Base as the best site for a new Austin airport
1984Citizens for Airport Relocation (C.A.R.E.) releases a redevelopment plan calling for “low-density development on the edge with high density in the center” of Mueller
1993Voters approve bonds to build the new airport by a 2-1 margin
1997The City contracts with ROMA Design Group to develop a Mueller redevelopment master plan; the City Council appoints a Mueller Redevelopment Advisory Group
1999Robert Mueller Municipal Airport officially closes
2000City Council adopts the RMMA Redevelopment Master Plan and creates the RMMA Plan Implementation Advisory Commission
2002After a nationwide search, the City selects Catellus Development Group as its intended master developer and begins negotiations on the Mueller Master Development Agreement
2003Seton and the City commit to building a new Children’s Medical Center at Mueller
2004The Master Development Agreement is adopted by City Council, along with the zoning to implement the Mueller master plan
Feb 2007SEDL opens as the first commercial building in Mueller
Mar 2007The Mueller Central information center opens
Apr 2007The first stores in Mueller’s regional retail center open
Jun 2007Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas opens
Aug 2007Construction begins on the first single-family homes
Feb 2008The Seton Administration Building opens consolidating their administrative and executive employees
Summer 2008Lake Park, Southwest Greenway and Ella Wooten Park open
Feb 2009Mosaic at Mueller opens as the first multifamily community in Mueller
May 2009Dell Pediatric Research Institute opens as the first building on the UT Campus in Mueller
Jul 2009“SunFlowers—An Electric Garden,” a series of 15, 18- to 20-feet blue sculptures, becomes Austin’s largest public art project
May 2012Wildflower Terrace opens for seniors 55 or better
Sep 2012The Texas Farmers’ Market at Mueller debuts at the Browning Hangar
Jun 2013Paggi Square opens featuring a pétanque court and a covered seating area
Jul 2013H-E-B opens its most sustainable store at Mueller
Dec 2013The Thinkery, Austin’s children’s museum, opens at Mueller
Jan 2015The Austin ISD’s districtwide Performing Arts Center opens
Mar 2015Mueller earns national recognition with HUD Secretary's Opportunity and Empowerment Award
Jul 2016John Gaines Park opens featuring a pool, unique play area and community gardens
Nov 2016Mueller is recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council as the world’s largest and Texas’ first LEED-ND, Stage 3 Gold neighborhood
Mar 2017Alamo Drafthouse, B.D. Riley’s and J.T. Youngblood’s open in the Aldrich Street district
Sep 2017Catellus hosts the official Aldrich Street opening celebration

Visit Mueller Central

Come on out and get to know Mueller. To get acquainted with the full vision for Mueller, please visit our information center, Mueller Central, located at 4550 Mueller Blvd. Click here for address and operating hours.

Development Map for the Community

To download your copy of the Mueller Development Plan, click here.

The Mueller Design Book

For more information regarding Mueller's Design Book, click here.