An upcoming residential development called CTC at Emory Crossing will bring approximately 330 attached and detached for-rent homes to Hutto.

The 56.3-acre development, located at the southeast corner of Ed Schmidt Boulevard and Emory Crossing, will be developed by homebuilder Taylor Morrison.

At an April 6 meeting, Hutto City Council approved an ordinance annexing the land into the city and another establishing planned unit development—or PUD—zoning for the development.

The PUD includes a provision requiring that CTC at Emory Crossing include 20.9 acres of public parkland. According to an April 6 presentation from Hutto Development Services Director Ashley Bailey, the parkland will be located on the east half of the development and will include connectivity to existing trails.

The PUD also requires that homes bordering the existing neighborhood to the north are one story and do not have patios or balconies facing north.

Bailey said the development will act as a missing link in the city's trail system and add a housing type that is underrepresented in Hutto.

“The proposal shows [CTC at Emory Crossing] as a transitional area between the single-family development and the roadway, and it's also providing that trail extension,” Bailey said.

Council will consider the PUD ordinance on a second reading at its April 20 meeting.