Chaffee Crossing is the exciting economic development engine of western Arkansas located at the center point of national business.
Over $2.5 BILLION in projected capital investments have resulted in multiple corporate and regional headquarters and will create more than
4,600 jobs. Chaffee Crossing is home to a medical school with a projected enrollment of 1,100 medical students by 2026. a rehabilitation hospital, 45 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 it provides excellent career opportunities, a skilled workforce, low costs of living and doing business, and a complete infrastructure system all conveniently wrapped up in beautiful western Arkansas.
The Fort Retail & Storage Center, a new development in Chaffee Crossing, held a groundbreaking ceremony held at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, to celebrate beginning of construction. The business property is located at 920 Frontier Road (Highway 255) in Barling, AR. DeWayne and Kay Jones are the owners. Chelsea and Rakeem Oliver, family members, will manage the property.
The Arkansas Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled in favor of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority (FCRA) on claims that the Redevelopment Authority misrepresented the future development of the Chaffee Crossing Historic Area. The Court of Appeals’ decision is the third court victory for the FCRA in four years regarding the Historic District.
KFSM TV 5 News anchors produced a special segment about the Chaffee Barbershop Museum and the Museum of Chaffee History.