FCRA sadly acknowledges the passing of our former executive director, Ivy Owen, on Friday, June 5, 2020.
With heavy hearts, Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority wishes to express deepest condolences to the family of Ivy Owen, our former executive director.
Ivy was the number one fan of Chaffee Crossing. No one believed in its potential more than him. He proudly told its success story everywhere he went. His contributions that helped bring this economic development project to life will always be appreciated. May he rest in peace.
With hearts full of thanks, we share the latest from Chaffee Crossing. The November 2020 newsletter is full of stories about people and their accomplishments. We hope you enjoy the articles and recognize we are thankful for each and every person behind them.
Building activity in the Fort Smith region declined in October, but the industry is still on pace for annual growth. For the first 10 months of the year, permitted building in the region is up 34.7% from the same period in 2019.
In addition to nature’s fall colors under a sheen of steady rain, a massive water tank on Wells Lake Road owned by Lynn and Mary Merechka is being transformed into a work of art by the Australian husband-wife duo out of Los Angeles known as DABSMYLA.