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

Sep 22, 2021

Fort Smith's year of growth continues as Mars Petcare announced an additional $117 million investment in its manufacturing facility Wednesday. The company will add 142 jobs to the facility on top of the 120 jobs from the $145 million investment announced in January. 

Sep 22, 2021

Mars Petcare is again expanding its Fort Smith operation with a $117 million investment over two phases that are estimated to add 140 jobs. The Fort Smith Board of Directors on Tuesday (Sept. 21) approved an Industrial Revenue Bond (IRB) request for the project.

Sep 22, 2021

Mars Petcare of Franklin, Tennessee on Wednesday announced that it's investing another $117 million and adding 140 jobs to expand operations at its pet food manufacturing plant in Fort Smith.

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