Draft Plan Presentation 11/7 at City Hall
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Thank you for your time and support during the past 18 months! The Hutto Sustainable Places Project planning team will present a draft plan of suggested improvements to the land north of 79 between SH 130 and Old Town during the City Council meeting on Thursday, November 7, beginning at 6:00 pm at City Hall. The draft plan is the culmination of over a year of work with stakeholders, city staff, and several rounds of public participation. Highlights include a vision of new walkable residential and commercial uses and parks, trails, and roads that link Old Town with new developments to the west. The plans emphasize preserving the charm of Hutto throughout the dynamic growth expected over the next 20 years. New ideas about the Co-op site will be reviewed. Cost assessments, financing strategies, recommended code revisions, and implementation steps will be discussed.
You may view the draft plan by clicking the links below:
Hutto has managed to maintain its small-town character despite being named the fastest-growing city in the region. The Hutto Activity Center stretches east from SH-130 to FM1660 North, including a portion of the Gateway Overlay district, several schools and commercial centers, and historic Old Town Hutto.
Large tracts of open land separate the different areas, making this a prime opportunity for a holistic plan that will integrate the uses and create a vibrant city center. It is expected that the study of mobility and connectivity issues required of all cities will take additional time and community involvement in Hutto due to the pending development of the Temple College and Texas State Technical College campuses in the Activity Center. Although design of the campuses is not within the scope of this project, they will be on-going simultaneously, and the city needs to coordinate mobility and connectivity solutions between the campuses and the rest of the Activity Center. Physical planning and transportation options are needed to bridge the historic appeal of Old Town Hutto with the new emerging sections of the Activity Center.
In addition, the city of Hutto has been particularly interested in an economic development study that goes deeper into the impacts of the campuses and their relation to the Activity Center and local businesses.
For more information on the site and a discussion of recent city planning efforts that will complement the work of the Sustainable Places Project, refer to the demonstration site application document above and the city website.