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Carefree’s General Plan shapes the future of our town.

These are the issues we believe need addressing. If you agree, please provide your feedback.

1. REMOVE THE SPECIAL PLANNING AREA (SPA) ON THE NW CORNER OF TOM DARLINGTON AND CAREFREE HIGHWAY FROM THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP.

A SPECIAL PLANNING AREA (SPA) was approved by town council in December 2021.

This SPA is narrowly defined to allow for the development of a destination-based hospitality/resort.

The SPA was approved during the Covid lockdown. As a result, most residents were never given an opportunity to participate in this Major Amendment to our General Plan. The feedback that residents are now finally able to provide suggests there is strong opposition to a resort on this corner.

Therefore, we strongly recommend the SPA for the NW corner of Tom Darlington and Carefree Highway be removed from the Future Land Use Map.

2.STRONGER COMMITMENT TO CAREFREE PARK.

Residents number one priority is to preserve more open space in Carefree. Carefree Park, a non-profit 501(c)3 is dedicated to acquiring 48 acres of State Land located 1/2 mile from Town Center and turning it into a nature preserve with walking trails.

This is the last remaining multi-acre parcel of land in Carefree. Carefree doesn’t need anymore residential neighborhoods - we need a place to enjoy a long walk with friends and this is our last chance to do that. Carefree must commit to residents number one priority.

3. ELIMINATE LANGUAGE THAT SUPPORTS RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ABOVE DOWNTOWN CAREFREE RETAIL SHOPS.

Most residents agree that the height of the Hampton Inn and View Town homes have blemished the magnificent views Carefree residents once enjoyed in our Town Center. These structures detract from Carefree’s scenic community character.

Adding a second story residential development to the retail shops will only further detract from our Town Center.Carefree’s General Plan Draft is available here:https://www.carefree.org/carefree-general-plan-updateProvide

Your Feedback:

Go to the GENERAL PLAN COMMENT FORM here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CFGP60dayreview

Your name is not required to provide feedback. If you don’t wish to provide your name, just hit ‘Next’.

Select the middle option (I have general comments) and hit ‘Next’.

A white box will be provided at the bottom of the screen that allows you to type in your feedback.

Hit ‘Next’ after typing your comments and you are done.

Thank you for helping to shape the future of Carefree!

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Do you want Carefree to become an extension of Scottsdale?

Do you want a resort built on the corner of Carefree Highway and Tom Darlington?

If you answered NO to both these questions, then here is your one chance to stop it from happening.

In less than 5 minutes, you can make a difference.

TELL CAREFREE TO REMOVE THE SPECIAL PLANNING AREA (SPA) ON THE NW CORNER OF TOM DARLINGTON AND CAREFREE HIGHWAY FROM THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP.

It is really that simple.

We are in the middle of our General Plan revision. This SPA amendment for the NW corner ONLY applied to the old General Plan. It doesn’t automatically apply to the new General Plan unless we vote it into the new General Plan.

If you don’t want to see a resort on the corner of Tom Darlington and Carefree Highway then follow these steps:

Click on this link Provide feedback here

You do not need to enter your name unless you wish. Click on NEXT

Select the middle option the reads “I have general comments”. Click on NEXT

A white box will appear at the bottom of the page. Tell Carefree to remove the SPA on the Land Use Map for the NW Corner of Tom Darlington and Carefree Highway.

Add any other comments you have about the General Plan in the same box. Click on NEXT.

Your are done! You just helped shape the future of Carefree!

THE DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 1.

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