mlrtower1wTwo new local homebuilders, Centerra Homes and Wes Peoples Homesjoin four established Mueller Austin homebuilders to construct a total of 275 new market-rate and affordable-qualifying homes near Mueller’s former control tower.

Centerra Homes, named the 2013 Builder of the Year by the Texas Association of Builders, is building a collection of garden court homes that will face a central garden area to maximize open space and minimize maintenance. The three-bedroom homes will range between 1,900 and 2,800 square feet and emphasize outdoor living spaces with prominent porches and balconies.

Wes Peoples, who has been building homes in Central Texas for more than 20 years, is building a collection of traditional yard house homes under the Urban Homes by Wes Peoples brand, that will range between 2,700 and 3,155 square feet with a variety of traditional and contemporary designs.

mlrsculptures6wApproximately 58 of the homes in this next residential offering will be a part of the Mueller Affordable Homes Program, and interspersed throughout the new phases. Once the Mueller community is completed, 25 percent of all homes will be part of the program, which provides an opportunity for homebuyers who earn 80 percent or less of Austin’s median family income to purchase a home that is just three miles from downtown.

Each homebuilder is currently finalizing their designs, and builders are phasing their release of new homes.  David Weekley has been writing contracts for a few months now, but Standard Pacific and Streetman Homes are gearing up for home sales in Section 7 and beginning to write contracts this weekend!  The Muskin Company is also currently writing contracts on the Tilley Row Homes, designed by architect Michael Hsu’s office.

Remember, you can use a Realtor to represent you in the purchase of resale homes and new construction. Feel free to contact Hilary Herrin at 512.913.8642 or

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