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. Lease tenants are asked to mail checks or drop them in our mailbox at 7020 Taylor Ave. Public meetings will be held in the Chaffee Crossing Media Center, 7801 Ellis St., Fort Smith, until further notice. Please call 479.452.4554 or email email@example.com 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 $1.85 BILLION in capital investments have resulted in 17 corporate and regional headquarters, more than 3,800 jobs and 1,050 students by 2026, 38 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 community where Smart Growth planning is key.
Despite a national pandemic, the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority ended 2020 in a solid financial situation with a new year off to a good start, according to Daniel Mann, FCRA executive director and CEO.
In the last 21 years, Chaffee Crossing has had an estimated $1.85 billion in capital investments. And projects are still rolling in on the former military land, including a rehabilitation hospital, manufacturing expansion, residential projects, and small businesses expected to be completed in 2021.
Things are heating up in spite of cold winter blast. The February newsletter catches up on some great announcements and new beginnings in the industrial, residential, health care, and commercial/retail sectors. We also take a look at the FCRA 2020 annual report and all the progress that took place in spite of a challenging global economy. Lookout 2021, here we come with gusto!