Chaffee Crossing is the economic development engine of western Arkansas and the center point of the nation’s crossroads for business.
Over $1.5 BILLION in capital investments have resulted in 15 corporate and regional headquarters, and generated more than 3,500 jobs, 24 residential developments, and a variety of amenities resulting in an exciting, vibrant mixed-use community. People and businesses alike are drawn to the Chaffee Crossing lifestyle because this is Arkansas’ premier community where Smart Growth planning is key.
The Chaffee Crossing HIstoric Preservation Organization received a grant from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program to complete renovation of Barracks #823, known as the Elvis Barracks.
FCRA and the City of Fort Smith Parks Department were approved for a $500,000 TAP grant from the AR Highway and Transportation Department in 2016. The funds will be used to connect and extend Phase I of the new Chaffee Crossing trails plan. In 2015, FCRA committed to spending up to $1.5 million to complete three phases of trails through Chaffee Crossing (approx. 6 miles) and the City of Fort Smith agreed to match that amount.
FCRA executive director, Ivy Owen, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 John Lynch Base Redevelopment Leadership Award by the Assoc. of Defense Communities.