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April 17, 2007

Catellus to Announce Details of Wildflower Center Partnership, Unveil Plans for First Neighborhood Park

MUELLER TO PROVIDE PARKS UPDATE ---------- Catellus to Announce Details of Wildflower Center Partnership, Unveil Plans for First Neighborhood Park

AUSTIN, Texas - April 17, 2007 - On Thursday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m., Catellus Development Group, the master developer of Mueller, will announce details of a partnership with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for the development of Mueller's Southwest Greenway. In addition, representatives from local architecture firms working with Catellus will provide an update of progress on Mueller's Northwest Greenway and a preview of Mueller's first neighborhood park. The announcement will take place at the newly constructed playscape along the Northwest Greenway across the street from the Dell Children's Medical Center on Philomena Street.

Mueller will be developed over 10 to 15 years and is expected to include more than 140 acres of open space, a pattern of landscaped streets designed to support pedestrians and bicycles, up to 4,600 single-family and multi-family living units, a mixed-use town center, an elementary school, the 32-acre campus of the Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, 3.8 million square feet of office space, 650,000 square feet of retail space and a central transit corridor that provides for a possible extension of mass transit service. The project's first residential phase is scheduled to break ground this summer with Mueller's first residents moving in by early 2008.

WHO: Catellus Development Group, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and representatives from several local architecture firms

WHAT: Announcement of details surrounding a Wildflower Center partnership for Mueller's Southwest Greenway; update on the progress of the Northwest Greenway; unveiling of plans for Mueller's first neighborhood park

WHEN: April 19, 2007 at 10:30 a.m.; media are encouraged to arrive by 10:15 a.m.

WHERE: At the playscape along Mueller's Northwest Greenway; reserved media parking available along Philomena Street across from the Dell Children's Medical Center

Driving directions: From I-35, exit 51st Street and go east. Take a right on Lancaster Drive. When the road ends at the Dell Children's Medical Center, turn left onto Philomena Street and follow the signs.

MEDIA OPPS: Interviews with representatives from Catellus, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and local architects; close-up look at the progress of Mueller's Northwest Greenway; conceptual renderings of the Southwest Greenway and Mueller's first neighborhood park

MEDIA Ryan Orendorf, TateAustin CONTACT: 344.2028 or 944.9184

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