Chaffee Crossing is the premier economic development engine of Arkansas at the center point of the nation’s crossroads. It is a 7,000 acre redevelopment where natural resources, transportation, affordable living and national history converge. Chaffee Crossing is poised to become Arkansas’ premier community where Smart Growth planning is key. This is where community and commerce truly connect. Begin exploring the opportunities now!

ArcBest Corp. Headquarters Officially Underway

ArcBest Corporation ceremonially broke ground April 15 for a new $40 million corporate headquarters at Chaffee Crossing. Gov. Asa Hutchinson joined the celebration as well as R.A. Young, III, son of ArcBest Founder, R.A. Young, Jr. The four-story, 200,000 sf building will sit high on the western ridge by the McClure Amphitheater, overlooking the southern portion of Fort Smith. See photos from the ceremony here.

AR College of Osteopathic Medicine

The board and staff of the new Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine officially broke ground for the facility at Chaffee Crossing on March 3, 2015. See candid photos from the ceremony here and read news articles on our News page.

Mitsubishi Facility Listed For Sale

Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Ivy Owen has issued the following statement regarding the release of information by Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas that it has listed its facility at Chaffee Crossing, Fort Smith, Arkansas, for sale.

“We know that Mitsubishi is still looking within its family of companies for a suitable
use for the Chaffee Crossing facility. However, the company’s decision to list the property
for sale is really best for all--it should help to accomplish the desired end result and that
is the creation of jobs. We hope these steps will result in an appropriate use of this facility
by Mitsubishi or another company.”

Chaffee Crossing Developments Top Stories of 2014

The announcements of the new Arkansas Colleges of Health Education osteopathic medical college and an ArcBest Corp. second corporate headquarters at Chaffee Crossing are the top news stories of 2014. Read more about these developments and other Chaffee Crossing activities on our News Page.


Times Record No. 1
Osteopathic Medical College A 'Game Changer'
For Region


Times Record No. 7:
ArcBest Develops New Jobs, New
Headquarters At Chaffee Crossing

The City Wire - New medical college, ArcBest expansion
top Fort Smith area news in 2014

FCRA Annual Report Demonstrates Steady Growth

The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority has once again had an outstanding year with headline-making announcements tied to significant job creation, steady residential growth and expanding educational opportunities.

Click on the link below to view the complete FCRA 2014 annual report and learn more about the development of Chaffee Crossing, Arkansas' premiere economic development project. 

FCRA 2014 Annual Report (PDF)

Bradford Retires from FCRA Board

FCRA board member Bob Bradford announced his retirement from the Board of Directors during the December meeting. 

We are thankful for Bob's 10 years of service and leadership as secretary/treasurer on the FCRA Board. He has made 
significant contributions and committed numerous volunteer hours toward the success of Chaffee Crossing that will impact the development for years to come.

ArcBest Corp. Makes Offer on More Land at Chaffee Crossing

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith has made an offer to buy 30 more acres at Chaffee Crossing, bringing the total to 70 acres. 

Read the articles about the announcement on our NEWS page.

ACHE Med School Site Plans Released

Arkansas College of Health Education have released the site plan for the new osteopathic college. Construction is scheduled to begin mid-September 2014 with the school opening in the Fall of 2016.

(See the architectural renderings)

The M
useum of Chaffee History is Open!

The Museum of Chaffee History chronicles Chaffee's role in U.S. army history and its' impact
on the Fort Smith region & the state. 

Visit the museum Monday - Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and view the largest existing collection of Fort Chaffee artifacts and documentation. 



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