January 2015 Mueller Update

Written by Rick Krivoniak

At the 9th annual Mueller Tower lighting event on December 2nd, Catellus Senior Vice-President Greg Weaver again recognized the surrounding community efforts that saved the former airport control tower from demolition, and in bringing holiday lighting back to the tower. Nine years ago, no one lived at Mueller, so this truly is a northeast Austin neighborhood tradition. HEB provided cookies to go with the hot chocolate or cider, and the Reagan High School drum line & dance team and the Houston-Tillotson University jazz ensemble entertained. District 9 City Council Member-elect Kathy Tovo threw the switch to light the NOEL, which returns to all four sides for the first time since 1998.

Keep an eye out for information on the grand opening of AISD’s Performing Arts Center at Barbara Jordan & Mueller Boulevards. January 22nd – 24th were previously reported, though the exact date and format of the event was still in flux at press time.

Sometime in early 2015, pay-station metered street parking, similar to downtown Austin, will be installed at Mueller near the hugely popular Thinkery. The Aldrich Street parking garage remains free for now, but portions of Aldrich & Mattie Streets, Simond Avenue and the Lake Park parking lot will be the first areas subject to paid parking. Parking will remain free on the remainding perimeter of Lake Park – Mattie, Camacho and Zach Scott Streets. Nearby, the City of Austin Residential Parking Permit program will be put into effect in an area bounded by McBee, Mattie, Philomena and Berkman, though not all streets within that area are included. Please pay attention to signage when parking anywhere at Mueller.

The next Robert Mueller Municipal Airport Plan Implementation Advisory Commission meeting is at 6PM, January 13, 2015, in the Carver Library Meeting Room 1, 1161 Angelina Street. Please send Mueller-related questions & comments to .

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