Historic District


The Chaffee Crossing Historic District is a unique area in the middle of the 7,000-acre Chaffee Crossing development where WWII-era history is combining with modern planning to create a walkable urban community. The Historic District Master Plan includes mixed-use areas with residential spaces, restaurants, recreational and entertainment venues, retail shops, commercial and service businesses as well as public areas.


Chaffee Crossing’s historic district warmly embraces the region’s rich history with a variety of venues appealing to people of all ages and interests. Area educators are seeking to build schools, education and training facilities nearby. The combination of education and tourism in this district is creating an attractive environment for new businesses. 


Learn more about the history of Camp Chaffee/Fort Chaffee, buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and related rehabilitation tax credits, public spaces and attractions, FCRAs plans for future business development in the Historic District and other features on these pages of our site. 


Historic District Development


Historic District Buildings


Fort Chaffee History




Chaffee Crossing Memorial Plaza


Historic District Features

Recent News

Dec 19, 2021

From kicking off renovations on a one-of-a-kind research institute and wellness center to graduating the first class of doctors from Fort Smith, it has been a busy year for the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education.

Dec 18, 2021

Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority trustees unanimously approved Thursday selling 20 acres and four buildings to Los Angeles-based TGE Global Entertainment to develop a $30 million movie production studio in the Chaffee Crossing area in Fort Smith.

Dec 16, 2021

Officials with the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education broke ground Wednesday (Dec. 15, 2021) on a 78,131 square-foot, $22.5 million commercial building at the Village at Heritage in Fort Smith. The planned building is part of commercial and residential space across the street from the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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