Old Town Master Plan
The SmartCode (PDF) was adopted as a result of the Old Town Master Plan, which called for a form-based development code within the Historical Overlay District. Instead of separating retail, commercial, office, and residential uses as the former zoning ordinance did, the SmartCode promotes a mixture of compatible uses in a pedestrian-oriented built environment.
Outside of Old Town, a property of at least 80 contiguous acres may request a rezoning to develop under the SmartCode (PDF).
Old Town Transects
OT-3 Traditional Neighborhood
OT-3 is a primarily residential district with larger blocks and deeper setbacks than other parts of Old Town.
OT-4R Urban Residential
OT-4R is a mixed-use, but predominantly residential transect. Building types include houses, townhouses and small apartments, with corner commercial activity.
OT-4T serves as a transitional zone between historic downtown and the residential neighborhood. Buildings are generally residential and may also accommodate retail, offices and personal services.
OT-5H contains Hutto's downtown core, a mixed-use neighborhood with historic and new shops, restaurants, offices, civic buildings, live-work units and apartments. Buildings are oriented toward the street, defining a street wall.
OT-5C is the most urban zone, offering the greatest variety of uses, highest height, and significant civic buildings.
SD-A Special District Arterial
SD-A is made up of lower-density retail, office, and industrial uses in conventional suburban form.
For more information on modifications in Old Town, view the Old Town Design page and read answers to exterior change questions.