Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto face unique challenges and opportunities when it comes to developing the land available to each city.


Empty land is a limited commodity in Round Rock. As such, redevelopment of existing sites such as aging retail centers, is an essential strategy for future growth.

“We imagine what these older shopping centers could be redeveloped into,” said Laurie Hadley, Round Rock city manager. “We’re hoping this redevelopment will spawn other businesses to encourage new growth while respecting the businesses that want to stay there forever.”

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Four large-scale mixed-use and commercial projects are in the works along SH 130 in Pflugerville, which is quickly becoming a development hub.

“I think a dream for SH 130 is that it not only provides a great opportunity for industry to grow, but a great place that can still lay claim to quality of life, because that’s what brings our workforce these days,” said Amy Madison, executive director of the Pflugerville Community Development Corp. “I think what makes a community healthy is to make sure that we’re working all those segments and making them flow seamlessly. It helps to achieve the growth of individual careers and opportunities for entertainment and an active lifestyle.”

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Hutto's city limits have nearly doubled in size in two decades, and the city still has four times its current land mass to grow. Annexation is key to the city's future development.

“What we’re seeing right now when we talk to developers is the desire to be a part of the city of Hutto," said Ashley Lumpkin, Hutto's executive director of business and development services.

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