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

 

Museums

 

Chaffee Crossing Memorial Plaza

 

Historic District Features

Recent News


Oct 13, 2021

Fort Smith Coffee Co. will have its third location in one of the Chaffee Crossing barracks. Owner Kaity Gould said she plans to open the store in about a year. The biggest change for this new location will be that it will have a full menu, offering breakfast, brunch, and lunch seven days a week. 


Oct 1, 2021

Census records for 2020 show the number of renters has surpassed the number of homeowners for the first time in Fort Smith. 

With the expansion of rental properties in Chaffee Crossing, low supply and high demand for homes, and more jobs coming to the area, what does this mean long-term for the city?


Oct 1, 2021

ERC Holdings is expanding its housing developments at Chaffee Crossing in hopes of expanding the area’s live-work-play destination. The new areas are projected to have a combined economic impact in excess of $100 million when completed.


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