SmartCode=smart move for massive Hutto developmentSmartCode=smart move for massive Hutto developmenthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=151572016-11-22T06:00:00Z2016-11-23T00:30:00Z

​​​HUTTO – ​A newer zoning option, called SmartCode, is being used by Hutto for the first time in a development named Brooklands.

The City Council approved Brooklands' rezoning, which allows high-density residential with a mandatory mix of commercial and parks. 

The 161.8-acre property at the southeast corner of CR 137 and FM 1660 South, will likely include 608 houses—built in six phases—16 acres of commercial property and 14 acres of pocket parks and open space. 

Developers are expected to review a preliminary plat with the Hutto Planning and Zoning Commission on Dec. 6.

Hutto, through zoning and during the new project-approval process, is putting an emphasis on green amenities, trail connectivity, and designated walking trails and biking lanes.

The city has had discussions with the Hutto ISD to connect the neighboring schools to the Brooklands neighborhood.

It joins neighboring cities Round Rock, Pflugerville, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Leander and Buda.

One project does not define Hutto's growth.

Several are underway in various stages, including:

  • ​apartment buildings; 
  • a retail shopping center; 
  • office complexes; 
  • historic preservation; and
  • the Star Ranch H-E-B Plus—a 120,000-sf store at SH 130 and Gattis School Road, with another 15,000 sf of retail space.

Community Impact Newspaper
Austin-Round Rock
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