Airport Boulevard Station and Mueller Airport Redevelopment Project

Central city station with new urban village (Team One of the Community Vision Project workshop)

The new Austin International Airport at Bergstrom opens in 1999, leaving over 700 acres of disused land at the old Robert Mueller Municipal Airport site in central Austin to be redeveloped. Roughly 200 acres will be dedicated to state use. At least one major rail stop, located just south of the intersection of Airport Blvd. and I-35 on the proposed Red Line, is currently proposed to serve this site. Team One of the Community Vision Project -- a day-long workshop co-sponsored by the UT School of Architecture, Capital Metro, and the City of Austin -- came up with a "village concept" that organizes the site into a group of distinct, mixed-use neighborhoods -- each one offering a different focus and each linked through an intermodal transportation network connecting to the future light rail station. (The village concept incorporates: neighborhood-serving businesses and services, town squares, pocket parks, walkable blocks, single and multi-family housing, home-based businesses, and apartments over shops).

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