Hutto residents soon won’t have to drive all the way into Austin for their entertainment, the Austin Business Journal reports.
A former agricultural building will be converted into a mixed-use entertainment building to the tune of $105 million.
The Hutto City Council approved the project last week. They will work with MA Partners on the redevelopment of the Co-op District, which is located near Short Street and Highway 79. The area surrounds a former cotton gin.
The city has owned the building and the 25 acres that the gin sits on for 14 years. The building was opened as an event space in 2015.
There are plans in the works to add offices, restaurants, and a movie theater, as well as a new Hutto city hall and a police station. Construction is on tap for the beginning of next year.
The project will be completed with a mix of public and private funds. $5 million will come from the city of Hutto and $100 million will be raised from private investors.
Hutto is rapidly increasing in population, and fact grew by 53 percent between 2010 and 2014.