The city began acquiring the land, but faced lawsuits from the Sierra Club and others concerned about the Manor location and its potential environmental impact.
The plans to construct a new airport at the Manor location were abandoned in 1991 when the Base Realignment and Closure Commission selected Bergstrom AFB for closure, and gave the nod to the city for the land and runways to be converted for use as a civilian airport.
Currently, there are over 150 daily departures to 48 destinations in the U. Austin–Bergstrom International Airport is located on the old site of Bergstrom Air Force Base.
In the 1980s, neighborhoods around Mueller applied enough political pressure to force the city council to choose a site for a new airport from locations under consideration.
In November 1987, voters approved a referendum designating a site near Manor.