Hutto EDC will spend $180,000 for an expanded downtown plan

The consulting contract with Freese and Nichols will be presented to the City Council during its May 20 meeting. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)
The consulting contract with Freese and Nichols will be presented to the City Council during its May 20 meeting. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)

The consulting contract with Freese and Nichols will be presented to the City Council during its May 20 meeting. (Megan Cardona/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Hutto Economic Development Corp. approved a request of $180,000 to conduct an expanded downtown plan during its May 3 meeting.

This request follows City Council's March 4 approval to select consulting firm Freese and Nichols to conduct a comprehensive plan, which will include an expanded scope plan for downtown Hutto, said Ashley Lumpkin, executive director of infrastructure and development services.


She said the plan will consist of a full breakdown of existing assets, underutilized spaces and growth incentives for the downtown area.

The total cost of the comprehensive plan will be around $500,000; the approved EDC funds will contribute to the total, she said.

The consulting contract with Freese and Nichols will be presented to the City Council during its May 20 meeting.
By Megan Cardona

Reporter, Round Rock, Pflugerville-Hutto

Megan is the Hutto reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions. In 2020, she graduated with a degree in communication from UT-Arlington, where she worked at the student newspaper, The Shorthorn, for two years covering student affairs, campus administration and the city of Arlington.