While Fort Smith's growth is modest compared to other cities, leaders and developers believe a more prominent, sudden population jump is possible due to initiatives such as Arkansas Colleges of Health Education's health and wellness research center and fighter jets set to relocate at Ebbing Air National Guard Base.
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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.
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?
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.