The Hutto Panning and Zoning Commission approved a motion to recommend amending the day care and parking lot size at the Durango Farms neighborhood to City Council during its July 6 meeting.

Durango Farms is a single-family and multifamily project situated west of FM 1660 and north of East Street. The development will include a day care, situated west of Mager Lane at the main entrance of the neighborhood, to serve the families in the neighborhood.

The land parcel designated for the day care is zoned B-1, which limits the size of the building to 2,500 square feet, according to the city's unified development code. Because the typical size for day cares ranges from 10,000-15,000 square feet, according to SEC Planning principal Mark Baker, the recommended size for the one in Durango Farms is 12,000 square feet.

In the same motion, the commission agreed to recommend a parking lot increase from around seven spaces to around 41 spaces, which will include employee parking. This will help with child drop-offs and pickups, according to the meeting agenda.