Williamson County and Hutto are working to finalize an economic development deal for the mixed-use Co-Op District, a 25-acre development that could create a new economic focal point in the small town northeast of Austin.
Plans call for a new city hall, library and private development such as apartments, restaurants, retail and office space, a movie theater and a hotel north of Highway 79 and west of downtown Hutto. In other words, it could be a pivotal step for the rapidly growing suburban community.
County commissioners are considering whether to create a special taxation zone for the project. Although they did not vote on the measure at their Tuesday meeting, County Judge Dan Gattis signaled the measure has support.
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