The City at Surprise

THE CITY at Surprise

Location:  Bell and Litchfield Roads, Surprise, AZ

Acreage:  765 acres, 115 acres donated to the City of Surprise

Builders/ Users:

  • Surprise Center Development
  • Sun Health
  • Western Devcon
  • BV Development
  • Maricopa County
  • The Heard Museum
  • Glimcher Realty Trust

Amenities:  The City at Surprise is a 765-acre master planned urban center. The project consists of a 125-acre spring training facility for the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals with a 10,000-seat stadium; a 110-acre government center, and an urban park complex which is being jointly developed by the City of Surprise and Maricopa County as a regional administrative, judicial, cultural and recreational center; and over 500 acres of commercial, office, residential, resort and medical complex. The project is fully entitled with an approved redevelopment agreement and PAD for 33 million square feet, a maximum building height of 15 stories, broad commercialuses, and residential densities up to 55 du/acre.

Comments:  Surprise Center Development Company, an affiliate of Carefree Partners Invenstment, LLC, is building partnerships with several different entities, including the City of Surprise, to creat an identifiable place and to build a downtown from the ground up.

The City is being designed around people and the way people want to live. This includes shoppig in a wide variety of shopping areas; recreating on new City parks, lakes and other facilities; working state-of-the-art office and medical campus; and living in urban, high-rise residential areas. The City of Surprise and Maricopa County plan provides for 1-million square feet of integrated cultural and civic uses, including the Heard Museum, West Valley Art Museum, performing arts center, City Hall, public safety buildings, twenty-six Maricopa County and Surprise civil courts and regional service facilities.