Historic District

 

The Chaffee Crossing Historic District is a unique area in the middle of the 7,000-acre Chaffee Crossing development where WWII-era history is combining with modern planning to create a walkable urban community. The Historic District Master Plan includes mixed-use areas with residential spaces, restaurants, recreational and entertainment venues, retail shops, commercial and service businesses as well as public areas.

 

Chaffee Crossing’s historic district warmly embraces the region’s rich history with a variety of venues appealing to people of all ages and interests. Area educators are seeking to build schools, education and training facilities nearby. The combination of education and tourism in this district is creating an attractive environment for new businesses. 

 

Learn more about the history of Camp Chaffee/Fort Chaffee, buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and related rehabilitation tax credits, public spaces and attractions, FCRAs plans for future business development in the Historic District and other features on these pages of our site. 

 

Historic District Development

 

Historic District Buildings

 

Fort Chaffee History

 

Chaffee Crossing Memorial Plaza

 

Historic District Features

Recent News


Mar 13, 2017

Mars Inc. was recently named to the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, compiled by the Great Place to Work, for the fifth consecutive year. Mars Petcare, a subsidiary of Mars Inc., manufactures several kinds of pet food in a facility in Fort Smith’s Chaffee Crossing.


Jan 17, 2017

Chaffee Crossing was honored by national site selector magazine, Expansion Solutions, to be selected for the second year in a row with the Logistics Award of Excellence.


Jan 15, 2017

With a successful new 5,000-square-foot furniture store serving as a cornerstone development in the World War II-era warehouses, this Planned Zoning District near the Museum of Chaffee History and Chaffee Barbershop Museum includes a future microbrewery, pizza restaurant and engineering firm.


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