A big, empty parcel of land in the heart of the popular Mueller planned community will soon be filled with a six-story, 225,000-square-feet mixed-use development. Situated on 1.8 acres at 1701 Simond Avenue, Parkside at Mueller will bring condo, office, and retail space to an especially bustling area of the neighborhood. 

Expected to break ground this spring, Parkside will feature a mix of studios and one-, two-, and three-bedroom condos ranging from 600 to 1,600 square feet. Thirty of the 200 residences will be reserved for families that earn up to 80 percent of Austin’s median family income. The contemporary-modern residences will have finishes and fixtures chosen by Kim Lewis Designs, based in Austin and known for its work on local spots such as Eyejoy and the Infinite Monkey Theorem as well as from ABC's Extreme Makeover and on other popular design shows.

Parkside will also include coworking spaces, a rooftop deck with views of Mueller Lake Park, a resort-style pool with an outdoor kitchen and cabanas, a fitness studio, and a clubhouse. There will be eight ground-floor office units for sale, ranging in size from 2,000 to 3,500 square feet, as well as 5,000 square feet of retail space for lease. The building will include have a parking structure with reserved spaces for condo-dwellers and on-site bike storage.

Austin-based Pearlstone Partners and New York-based ATCO Properties and Management are the developers of the property. Local firm STG Design, which has made its mark on Austin with a variety of spaces, including the Seaholm redevelopment, Lamar Union, and Mueller's own Thinkery children's museum, will be the architect on the building. Bartlett Cocke is the general contractor on the project, which will feature a variety of green building elements to help pursue a LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and an Austin Energy Green Building three-star rating.

Information about pricing and other details about Parkside will be announced by brokerage of sales Prospect Real Estate upon  groundbreaking, scheduled for mid-spring to early summer. Construction should be complete by mid-2023.

Parkside is the latest project to become part of the busy construction landscape at Mueller, the 700-acre site of Austin’s former airport being redeveloped in phases as a joint project between the City of Austin Economic Development Department and Catellus Development. Residential and commercial projects in the works include a 406-unit multifamily development by AMLI; the 120-room, five-story Origin Hotel, developed by the Thrash Group; Austin Energy’s four-story, 275,000-square-foot administrative offices developed by Catellus; and a six-story, 235,000-square-foot  office project developed by Shorenstein. The development of a 130,000-square-foot, five-story medical office building by Gemdale USA was also announced recently.