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.