By Maja Peirce | Sonoran News
Developer Stewart Jean has requested the Cave Creek town council to allow for modification to an existing Specific Area Plan (SAP) for more flexibility and enhanced access to the site. Having recently developed the plaza where Sprouts is located on Carefree Highway, this proposal sparked controversy during the meeting as residents and developers debate whether the future of Cave Creek includes larger commercial businesses.
An array of topics were discussed at the Cave Creek Town Council Meeting on Monday, September 21 such as approving a special permit for Cave Creek Bike Week during April 2, 2021 through April 11, 2021 and the council’s consideration and possible approval of providing mutual and fire services during emergency brush fires. However, the Cave Creek Town Council spent the majority of the meeting discussing Jean’s proposal and hearing public comment regarding the issue.
The last few years has seen a great deal of new retail stores being built on Carefree Highway.