5 meetings will present proposed changes to Hutto future land use map

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A series of public meetings will give Hutto residents a chance to hear about changes to the future land use map. It will also be an opportunity for the public to voice their opinions to city leaders.

Proposals for changes to the map, which sets the plans for Hutto’s continued development, will be presented:

  • Feb. 21, 7 p.m., Hutto City Hall, 401 W. Front St., Hutto
  • Feb. 25, noon, Downtown Hall of Fame, 205 East St., Hutto
  • March 1, 5 p.m., Co-op Market Night, 420 Hwy. 79, Hutto
  • March 8, 5 p.m., Co-op Market Night, 420 Hwy. 79, Hutto
  • March 23, 7 p.m., East Williamson County Higher Education Center, 1600 Innovation Blvd., Hutto

All of the public hearings will be public meetings.

Officials from the Hutto Planning and Zoning Commission, the city of Hutto Business & Development Services Department and City Council members will attend.

After receiving input, four key dates are planned:

  • April 6, joint planning and zoning and City Council workshop
  • May 2, planning and zoning recommendation expected
  • May 18, first reading at City Council meeting
  • June 1, second reading and adoption of the new future land use map

Hutto Business & Development Services Director Helen Ramirez said an updated map, coupled with combining the strengths of the SmartCode and Unified Development Code into one code will help eliminate headaches for businesses, developers and city officials.

Officials said changes are necessary to the land use map as the city grows.

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Joe Warner

Joe Warner is managing editor of the eight Austin editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.

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