While city planners struggle to keep apace with the buzzword brigade – "mixed use," "urban pioneer," "new urbanism," and the like – we're cautiously optimistic the Mueller redevelopment will be that exemplary, shining city on a hill … or here, in an airport. The transformation of the old space into a housing, shopping, and industry hot spot is promising enough, as is the lure of proposed transit-oriented development running through the area. We'll know for sure when the new Mueller opens next year.
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