Hutto, a charming Central Texas city that prides itself on preserving its history while forging ahead to the future, is now home to The Co-Op District, a dynamic 35-acre business, retail, entertainment, and residential destination on what is known as The Gin property.
The mixed-use, walkable Hutto Co-Op District development, is a community gathering destination with a wide range of activities and offerings for all ages, including high-density residential, retail, entertainment, restaurants, a vibrant town green, and a civic center.
The Hutto Co-Op was one of the memorable visual symbols of Hutto representing the agricultural heritage of the community. Organized and built beginning in 1937, the Hutto Co-Op soon became associated with the community identity. Farmers would load up their cotton trailers and wagons and head to the cotton gins for the processing of their contents. In early 2004, two separate entities owning approximately 18 acres of property and structure, Hutto Co-Op Gin and Hutto Co-Op Grainery, sold it to the City of Hutto.
While many of the grain structures were sold for reuse, the few remaining on-site form an integral part of the new Hutto Co-Op District master plan.