Chaffee Crossing Development Plan

FORT SMITH / BARLING, AR


Crafton Tull was commissioned to create a master plan in 2008 for 7,000 acres dedicated for private redevelopment by Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority (FCRA) when the federal government turned over Fort Chaffee to the Arkansas Army National Guard.  This master plan incorporates the principles of smart growth through the identification of four distinct development nodes consisting of a variety of mixed-use scenarios.  The plan seeks to support the development of an employment center while offering adequate space for both support services as well as residential uses.  The Phase I plan was adopted by FCRA in May 2009, Phase II in August 2009. Phase II consisted of the production of Chaffee Crossing Development Guidelines supporting the Phase I master plan. Phase II was completed in July 2010.