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 Board of Trustees approved a one-year extension request on mall property in Barling at the July meeting - Talk Business
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education broke ground for their second medical college on May 29, the Arkansas College of Health Sciences, located on the ACHE campus in Chaffee Crossing, Fort Smith, AR.