Chaffee Crossing is the economic development engine of western Arkansas and the center point of the nation’s crossroads for business.


Over $2.5 BILLION in capital investments have resulted in numerous corporate and regional headquarters and generated more than 3,700 jobs, 45 residential developments, and a variety of amenities resulting in an exciting, vibrant mixed-use community. People and businesses alike are drawn to Chaffee Crossing because this is Arkansas’ premier community where Smart Growth planning is key and an outdoor lifestyle is part of the DNA.

Chaffee Crossing is a community on the rise!


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Recent News

Apr 25, 2023

Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority announces it has commissioned Fort Smith-muralist Bryan Alexis to create a mural in the Chaffee Crossing Historic and Entertainment District.  The mural will be named “Impact Area” to identify with the thousands of soldiers, refugees, evacuees, and civilian workers whose life paths brought them to Fort Chaffee, formerly Camp Chaffee, a World War II-era U.S. Army training camp established in 1941-1942.  The installation will be located at 7301 Fort Chaffee Blvd., Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Apr 21, 2023

More industrial warehouse space and residential living areas are coming to Chaffee Crossing.
The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority (FCRA) on Thursday (April 20, 2023) approved the sale of 29 acres located on Mahogany Avenue in Barling for $1.6 million.

Mar 30, 2023

Officials with the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center announced Thursday (March 30) a fundraising campaign that will help the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reimagine the Fort Smith-based center for the next generation.

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