Urbanize Austin

Final Plans for Co-Op District Drop

By Urbanize Austin

The Hutto Co-op District today revealed final renderings for the retail and office center, a 35-acre mixed-use development on U.S. Highway 79 already underway in its namesake Austin suburb.

The just-completed plans include final drawings for the four-story office and retail building planned for the site, as well as the first parking garage for Hutto, the booming metro city about 30 miles north of Austin.

The Hutto Co-op District released final renderings of its planned office and retail building and parking garage.Hutto Co-op District

The 64,000-square-foot building includes ground-floor retail and offices with floor-to-ceiling glass and flexible finished ceiling heights of 10 feet or more. Architectural details include wood soffits, decorative steel panels, and activated pedestrian spaces.

Hip Hop Design Studio, led by architect James Cornetet and interior designer Nicole Cornetet, designed the office and retail complex.

Entrance to the garage planned for the Hutto Co-op District.Hutto Co-op District

The district also released final renditions of its parking garage, which is under construction. Designed by Walker Consultants and built by John King Construction, the six-story garage will accommodate about 450 vehicles and seeks to counter parking-structure conventions with an “inviting, well-lit environment and unwavering commitment to cleanliness,” according to a project spokesman.

Developers expect the parking garage construction to open around the same time as Jack Allen’s Kitchen, which is breaking ground in the next 60 days. Jack Allen’s Kitchen is joined by Southside Market, the oldest continuously operating barbeque establishment in the United States; Austin’s iconic Top Notch Burgers; and Jaime Fernandez’s Cocina Jalisco Sports Bar & Grill Mexican cuisine concept. The Co-Op District is also home to the City Hall for the City of Hutto and the Hutto Public Library.

Hip Hop Design Studio, led by architect James Cornetet and interior designer Nicole Cornetet, designed the office and retail complex.Hutto Co-op District

MA Partners is the developer of the 35-acre district, located at the site of the original Hutto Co-Op, built in 1937. The development will preserve and incorporate the agricultural co-op ‘s four grain silos as high-profile symbols of Hutto’s agricultural heritage. Developers envision the Co-op District as a community gathering destination offering a range of activities, not unlike the Magnolia Silos that transformed the city of Waco, about 70 miles north of Hutto.

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