COVID-19 UPDATE: The FCRA/Chaffee Crossing office is open to visitors by appointment. Staff and visitors are requested to follow safe social distancing protocols. Lease tenants are asked to mail checks or drop them in our mailbox at 7020 Taylor Ave. Public meetings will be held in the Chaffee Crossing Media Center, 7801 Ellis St., Fort Smith, until further notice. Please call 479.452.4554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment or for assistance.
Chaffee Crossing is the economic development engine of western Arkansas located at the center point of national business.
Over $1.85 BILLION in capital investments have resulted in 17 corporate and regional headquarters, more than 3,800 jobs and 1,050 students by 2026, 38 residential neighborhoods, and a variety of amenities resulting in an exciting, vibrant mixed-use community. People and businesses are drawn to the Chaffee Crossing lifestyle because this is Arkansas’ premier community where Smart Growth planning is key.
Talk Business & Politics guest editorialist Greg Kaza writes that last year’s recession is a reminder the business cycle has not been repealed. In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) declared that a national recession began in February. Yet there is a silver lining: each recession has been followed by a new expansion and Fort Smith’s regional economy provides examples of this idea at work.
The locations of affordable housing in Fort Smith is generally north of Rogers Ave., however, two new affordable home communities are being built in Chaffee Crossing.
Groundwork is being done on more than 16 acres of previous River Valley Sports Complex property but the verdict is still out as to what it will be turned into.