COVID-19 UPDATE: The FCRA/Chaffee Crossing office is open to visitors by appointment. Staff and visitors are requested to follow safe social distancing protocols. Public meetings will be held in the Chaffee Crossing Media Center, 7801 Ellis St., Fort Smith. Please call 479.452.4554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment or for assistance.
Chaffee Crossing is the economic development engine of western Arkansas located at the center point of national business.
Over $2.3 BILLION in capital investments have resulted in multiple corporate and regional headquarters and created more than 4,100 jobs. This is home to a medical school with an enrollment of 1,100 medical students by 2026. a rehabilitation hospital, 42 residential neighborhoods, and a variety of amenities resulting in an exciting, vibrant, mixed-use community. People and businesses are drawn to the Chaffee Crossing lifestyle because this is Arkansas’ premier planned community.
ARDOT plans for a 13.5-mile extension of Interstate 49 that will connect Chaffee Crossing section to Interstate 40 and the northwest Arkansas market are moving forward. Funding for the project will be a combination of federal and state dollars.
Chaffee Crossing saw unexpected growth in 2021, bringing in money, jobs and experiences affecting the River Valley and its residents.
Folks in Fort Smith will have another — and much larger — spot for their puppies to roam free when the new dog park opens this summer.