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2022
Mission Statement:
To create a unique community in the River Valley where people and businesses can grow together.
The Barracks At Chaffee Container Rooftop Bar
The Barracks At Chaffee Fort Smith Coffee Co.
The Barracks At Chaffee Phat Tire Bike Shop

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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THE BARRACKS AT CHAFFEE

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. 

Things to do around The Barracks At Chaffee

Art Walk

Take 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 Trails

Our 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 District

The 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 District

The 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 Apartments

Enjoy 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 Smith Coffee Co.
Hum Salon
Phat Tire Bike Shop
We are The Barracks at Chaffee.

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.

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Lloyd Sumpter

Developer & Lead Designer
Lloyd Sumpter, Developer & Lead Designer
Lloyd Sumpter bought his first commercial property in the Chaffee Historical District in 2017. Sumpter has personal history in the Fort, having been trained as an Oklahoma National Guard there along with his father, a Vietnam Vet. That first property successfully developed into two commercial units and quickly filled with businesses. Sumpter then went on to purchase the building next to the first property and transformed it into a three unit commercial building, one of which is now home to Sumpter’s real estate construction company Rival CRE. As renovations continued, Sumpter’s vision for the 21 empty Army Barracks grew. The Barracks at Chaffee is designed to be an outdoor retail shopping district with restaurants, breweries, loft apartments, biking trails, and entertainment areas for musical performances. Designed to serve as an entertainment area on the East side of Fort Smith, The Barracks offers 125,000 square feet of premium real estate for businesses and individuals looking to live in a modern community.
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Kimberly Newell

Commercial Real Estate Developer
Audrey Hester, Business Development Director
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Heidi Sumpter

Creative Director
Heidi Sumpter,& Creative Director
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Lance Sumpter

History Curator & Media
Lance Sumpter, History Curator & Media Director