UAFS Students Tour Chaffee Crossing

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) - The University of Arkansas of Fort Smith teamed up with Chaffee Crossing Wednesday (Oct.22) to take an inside look at some new developments around town.

Roughly forty students boarded a bus and headed over to Chaffee Crossing to learn more about what's all in the works out there right now.

It's all part of the LifeLong group at UAFS. Students involved learn more about what's happening in Sebastian County and the surrounding areas.

However, the tour Wednesday was all about Chaffee Crossing. Students took a look at sites out there that are currently under construction including a new medical school and the ArcBest headquarters. Several other businesses and churches are also in the works out that way. They also saw where future landmarks will soon be going up.

In addition, they made a stop at the historic district and recreational areas out at Chaffee.

Lorie Robertson with the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority said this a great learning experience for people in the community. "This is a great way to allow people to see it first hand and to help them become familiar to the city streets,"said Robertson. "When they come out, they can become familiar with landmarks and they can see opportunities for growth."

According to Robertson, "They will learn details that really tie it all together and make it apart of our community."

As Chaffee continues to expand, Robertson said the city is doing a handful of tours a week for all sorts of people interested in the projects.


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  • Arnold fudpucker

    Is there anything else in Ft. Smith other than Chaffee Crossing? Why not encourage revitalization in the existing areas?

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