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Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 11:00 AM
Neighborhood Housing and Community Development
Ceremony to laud Austin s first affordable community in a transit-oriented district
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett and Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell will help dedicate an affordable community Nov. 9 in East Austin.
M Station, located near the MetroRail Red Line, is Austin's first affordable complex in a transit-oriented development district. The City of Austin contributed $2 million in general obligation bonds toward the project's affordable housing units.
The complex developed by local nonprofit Foundation Communities has earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum status and is considered one of the greenest apartment complexes in the country.
M Station Dedication Ceremony
11 a.m. Nov. 9
2906 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin
(Media availability with Foundation Communities starting at 10:30 a.m.)
Expected attendees also include Council Members Mike Martinez and Kathie Tovo; Walter Moreau, Executive Director of Foundation Communities; J. Paul Oxer; Board Chair for the Texas Department of Housing and Committee Affairs; and a resident of M Station.
Note to editors:
- Media parking: Reserved parking for television vans will be fronting MLK Boulevard in the Learning Center parking lot. Reserved parking for other media will be at the MLK side of M Station's main parking lot.
- Photo opportunities: A guided tour of M Station's green features and on-site support services at the property, including a Learning Center for children.
Contact: Jill Goodman, City of Austin Communications & Public Information Office, (512) 974-2240 office; (602) 421-7476 cell
Elliott McFadden, Foundations Communities, (512)610-4009 office; (512) 221-0540 cell