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.
A new early childhood education center will be opening its first location in Fort Smith in October.
According to a news release, The Goddard School will be nearly 10,000 square feet and have 9 classrooms to educate more than 150 children from infants to pre-kindergarteners.
A big part of the positive economic equation is the success of Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority, which has set records for real estate sales during the past two years. Chaffee stands as one of the shining examples of a successful public-private partnership following the BRAC process. In fact, the pace of construction at what's now known as Chaffee Crossing almost made me think I was in Benton County.
Rude Bridge, LLC, hosted a ribbon cutting for Liberty Pointe Commercial Center in Chaffee Crossing on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at 9:30 am. The new 5,000-square-foot commercial building is located at 8300 Chad Colley Blvd., Fort Smith, Arkansas.