Carefree further strengthened its image as one of Arizona’s emerging residential and commercial development areas with the approval by the Town Council of Easy Street, a $45 million project of luxury condominiums in the downtown Carefree area by developer Ed Lewis.

Mr. Lewis, through his Scottsdale-based Butte Companies, recently developed The Landmark ultra-luxury urban condominiums in Kierland, and has a history for pioneering unique developments that combine high-service luxury with the convenience of a pedestrian friendly location.

The forty-nine new luxury residences along Easy Street will offer a complete lifestyle package along with a variety of spectacular mountain views just steps away from the Carefree Desert Gardens and the Town Center. Residents will be adjacent to the best of Carefree’s numerous amenities.

“We view the Easy Street development to be an outstanding residential option for the residents of Carefree as well as residents from throughout the entire desert foothills area,” said Carefree Mayor Les Peterson. “Our Council, in keeping with the wishes of the town’s residents, has been careful to preserve Carefree’s unique lifestyle and image. The Easy Street development fits in beautifully with the Town and our vision for its future.”

Steve Betts, a development expert contracted by the Town of Carefree, echoed Mayor Peterson’s comments. “The Easy Street development represents a milestone in Carefree’s development,” said Mr. Betts. “Ed Lewis was among the first to identify and capitalize on the attractive Carefree area, joining Toll Brothers and Keystone Homes with residential developments in close proximity to the downtown area. The impact of Mr. Lewis’s development sets the stage for dramatic additional commercial projects such as a complementing boutique hotel, additional restaurants, retails shops and micro-breweries.”

“Easy Street provides a very attractive option for people desiring a quality lifestyle close to the many amenities of a downtown area but still in the desert foothills area,” said Ed Lewis. With the approval received last evening from the Town Council, Mr. Lewis stated that pre-sales for the Easy Street project will commence immediately, with available occupancy planned for the fall of 2017.