Chaffee Crossing is the premier economic development engine of Arkansas at the center point of the nation’s crossroads. It is a 7,000 acre redevelopment where natural resources, transportation, affordable living and national history converge. Chaffee Crossing is poised to become Arkansas’ premier community where Smart Growth planning is key. This is where community and commerce truly connect. Begin exploring the opportunities now!

ArcBest Corp. Headquarters Officially Underway

ArcBest Corporation ceremonially broke ground April 15 for a new $40 million corporate headquarters at Chaffee Crossing. Gov. Asa Hutchinson joined the celebration as well as R.A. Young, III, son of ArcBest Founder, R.A. Young, Jr. The four-story, 200,000 sf building will sit high on the western ridge by the McClure Amphitheater, overlooking the southern portion of Fort Smith. See photos from the ceremony here.

April 15, 2015 May 25, 2015

Late 2016/Early 2017

AR College of Osteopathic Medicine

The board and staff of the new Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine officially broke ground for the facility
at Chaffee Crossing on March 3, 2015. See candid photos from the ceremony here and read news articles on
our News page

March 3, 2015 May 29, 2015

Chaffee Crossing Historic District Expanded

The Chaffee Crossing Historic Preservation Organization (CCHPO) recently announced that the National Register of Historic Places Listing for the Camp Chaffee Historic District has been officially expanded with 14 more buildings and structures. The district, comprised of WWII-era barracks, administration, dining and recreational buildings and structures, is primarily located between Terry St., Taylor Ave., Ward Ave., Ellis St. and Darby Ave. 

In addition, the Historic District received a $54,000 matching grant to renovate Bldg. 823, also known as the "Elvis Barracks" where Elvis Presley stayed when he was inducted at Fort Chaffee in March 1958. Work will begin in October 2015. 

For more information, read the full media release about the Historic District expansion.

For information on the new Chaffee Veterans Memorial Plaza, click here.

We want to extend a great big THANK YOU to our Block Party sponsors.
The first Summer Block Party to raise money for the new Chaffee Veterans Memorial Plaza on July 11 was a success. We are very grateful to our sponsors for making the event possible.
Breeden Dodge Carrot Dirt Organics First Western Insurance Industrial Precast King Management, Inc.
Read Chair / Do South Rogers Avenue Storage Total Rehabilitation
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