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. Public meetings will be held in the Chaffee Crossing Media Center, 7801 Ellis St., Fort Smith. 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 $2.3 BILLION in capital investments have resulted in multiple corporate and regional headquarters and created more than 4,100 jobs. This is home to a medical school with an enrollment of 1,100 medical students by 2026. a rehabilitation hospital, 42 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 planned community.
The consensus is that completion of the Interstate 49 corridor in Western Arkansas is essential to providing all the necessary components that will allow the Fort Smith metropolitan area to reach its maximum economic potential.
During its regular monthly meeting in July, the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority Board approved the contract for sale of a parking lot on Ellis St.. Rival CRE - Commercial Real Estate Developer is purchasing the parking lot for public parking that will also serve its residents living in The Barracks at Chaffee.
Editor's note: This is the first installment in a series on the cost of living in the Fort Smith area.
The booming housing market draws more than just homeowners to Chaffee Crossing. With walking trails, shopping centers featuring local small businesses, and the Huckabee River Valley Nature Center, renters find a community that meets every need.