To create a unique community in the River Valley where people and businesses can grow together.
It’s hard to find the right storefront for your business. One that is close to consumers, modern, and convenient.
The Barracks at Chaffee offer premium real estate for businesses looking to set up shop in a modern community. Designed to serve as an open-air, family friendly, community on the East side of Fort Smith, The Barracks offer space where people can work, shop, live, and play.
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You’re invited to The Barracks at Chaffee. Join us on our open-air patios. Stroll through the vendors of the Farmer’s Market. Let the kids play while you enjoy the evening with your close friends. Take to the trails with your partner, then head back to enjoy a small concert before settling in for a relaxing evening.
Art WalkTake in the beautiful murals as you stroll down the art walk. Every building features a significant moment from The Barracks remarkable past. We want to honor the history that we build our foundations on.
Bike TrailsOur Art Walk connects directly to the outdoor bike paths and those will extend beyond the Entertainment District. Area planning includes expansion of another 6.5 miles of bike trails to connect Chaffee Crossing to the greater Fort Smith Master Trails. Students of the Osteopathic college will be able to walk directly from class to enjoy a meal at The Barracks.
Outdoor Shopping DistrictThe Barracks provides a unique shopping experience for visitors to take in the atmosphere. Book a salon appointment and while you wait, grab a drink from the brewery or a Coffee from Fort Smith Coffee Co. We have over 30 commercial spaces dedicated to restaurants, boutiques, Salons, and more.
Entertainment DistrictThe Barracks extends the privilege of letting guests enjoy adult beverages throughout the entire 60 acre district. Upon buying a drink, you’ll receive a wristband and a district-approved cup. This is to ensure a safe, inviting, environment for all our guests.
Luxury Loft ApartmentsEnjoy modern living spaces available to rent through Airbnb. Our luxury loft apartments will be located above the retail spaces. Guests can share the week with friends and family, or meet new friends who share common interests and lifestyles.
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Fort Chaffee has been a fixture in the River Valley for over 80 years. Throughout its history, it’s been home to our armed forces, refugees, and Elivs Presley.
With the establishment of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority in 1997, the old Fort is now known as Chaffee Crossing. In 2020 Lloyd Sumpter, President of Rival CRE LLC, submitted plans to renovate 21 Army Barracks to build a modern community for people and business. We are now The Barracks at Chaffee with a 125,000 square feet of mixed-use real estate.
Our vision is an open-air, family friendly, community on the East side of Fort Smith.