By Richard Smith | Daily News-Sun
For more than a decade, the development of the area Surprise sees as its downtown has amounted to barely a trickle.
Phoenix-based Carefree Partners Investments, L.L.C., the area’s primary development company, intends to start a steady stream of activity, if not open the floodgates.
Company president and co-founder Rick West said Carefree has received letters of intent from several companies — though nothing he can disclose yet. Once finalized, these businesses will form the foundation of the tentatively named The Shops at Elm Street on 100 acres of the northern portion of the parcel, south of Bell Road and north of the general Young Street alignment.