M-Station Tour Through AIA Austin

July 15, 2011

AIA Austin, along with USGBC Central Texas-Balcones and South Texas Chapter and Austin Energy Green Building® are Co-sponsoring a tour of the M-Station affordable apartment community designed by hatch + ulland owen architects and being developed by Foundation Communities. M Station is a 150-unit new-construction, affordable multifamily community located in the MLK transit-oriented district (TOD), and is a project of "firsts." M Station will be the first affordable housing built in one of Austin's new TODs, the first LEED for Homes multifamily project in Austin, the first family LEED for Homes Platinum community in Texas, and the first project in Austin to pursue three (maybe four) green-building ratings: LEED for Homes Platinum, Austin Energy Green Building 5-Star, Enterprise Green Communities (and the Sustainable Sites Initiative Pilot Project).

Ultimately, the goal for M Station is to provide high-quality affordable housing in Austin that also addresses the other large economic burdens for low-income working families: utility costs, transportation cost and childcare costs. As a nonprofit affordable housing developer, Foundation Communities' goal is to provide high quality, affordable housing that addresses a wide breadth of financial, health and childcare needs for its residents. M Station reflects the most robust and innovative community development Foundation Communities has ever undertaken.

A post tour discussion will occur at House Pizzeria on Airport Blvd. immediately after.

1.5 LU/HSW/SD

Reservation in advance (below) $5 for Members

$15 for Non-Members

Date: July 21, 2011 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Location

M-Station

2906 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard

Austin, TX 78722

Phone: 512-452-4332

Purchase Tickets: M Station Tour Non-Member

Purchase Members Only Tickets: M Station Tour Member