The Chaffee Crossing Historic District is a unique area in the middle of Chaffee Crossing development where WWII-era history is combining with modern planning to create a walkable urban community. The Historic District includes two-story WWII-era barracks and single level administration type buildings available for purchase. A proposed Planned Zoning Development (PZD) of the Historic District generally sits between Taylor Ave., Darby Ave. and Terry St. Within the primary district are sub-districts with defined types of businesses permitted. The PZD is pending approval by Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority Board of Trustees and City of Fort Smith Board of Directors.
View a map of the proposed Chaffee Crossing Historic District PZD.
Legacy District - home to Chaffee museums, art cooperatives and businesses in renovated barracks and administration buildings.
Enterprise District - includes retail and commercial businesses requiring more parking spaces and greater visibility on through streets.
Warehouse District - situated between Ellis St. and Collier St. It currently features a furniture store, a microbrewery, restaurants, a museum and commercial office space. Additional warehouses are available for sale. Ellis St. and Fort Chaffee Blvd. will remain private drives, allowing them to be closed for public events.
Memorial District – designated as a historic interpretation area featuring historic structures, military vehicles and other points of interest.
For leasing availabilities, rates and additional information, contact 479.452.4554.
Fort Smith regional leaders welcomed new FCRA executive director Daniel Mann to the community Sept. 5.
As of Friday morning, August 16, 2019, a new era at Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority has begun.
Daniel Mann, hired July 19, will begin his role as executive director working with various stakeholders, including city staff, elected officials, community groups, businesses, developers and the general public to “coordinate all phases of community and economic development” at Chaffee Crossing, according to the job description.
Daniel Mann will take up the reigns as the executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority Friday (Aug. 16). Mann was chosen as the new executive director July 19.