Out of respect for the safety and protection of our staff, investors, volunteers, and vendors, the FCRA office and the Chaffee Crossing Historic District Museums will be closed to visitors until further notice. We take the Covid-19/Corona virus threat seriously. Thank you for understanding our effort to protect all staff, visitors, and members of the community.


Our staff is working to continue business as usual remotely. You may call our main office number, 479.452.4554, to access the voice mail system and mobile numbers for primary staff. You may also email us via links on the staff page of our website. 


Please protect yourself and those around you by following prescribed precautions offered by healthcare providers, primarily by washing your hands thoroughly and often.  



 Chaffee Crossing is the economic development engine of western Arkansas and the center point of the nation’s crossroads for business.


Over $1.65 BILLION in capital investments have resulted in 17 corporate and regional headquarters, more than 3,250 jobs and 1,050 students by 202429 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.


Chaffee Crossing is a COMMUNITY ON THE RISE! 


Recent News

May 21, 2020

FCRA executive director and CEO, Daniel Mann contributed a guest editorial for the May 20 digital edition of The Fort Report. He shares a lot of good news about good things happening in Chaffee Crossing.

May 21, 2020

USA TODAY reported this week on the WalletHub study that looked at more than 180 cities and took into account 15 metrics for each in two categories: recreation; and rest and relaxation. The amenities developed in Chaffee Crossing are some of the reasons Fort Smith, Arkansas, was chosen as the #6 best place for a "staycation" during the summer of 2020 pandemic.

May 20, 2020

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) graduated its inaugural Master of Science in Biomedicine (MSB) class in a virtual ceremony on Saturday. ACHE is located in Fort Smith’s Chaffee Crossing.

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