Block Party: A Heritage Square Refresh

Appears in the May 2023 issue.

Block 59 rendering

The Heritage Square shopping center on the busy northeast corner of Route 59 and Aurora Avenue will be reborn as a development of restaurants and entertainment and experiential venues known as Block 59 under a recently approved proposal from Brixmor Property Group, which owns the site. Taking its inspiration from places like Parkway Bank Park in Rosemont, Block 59 looks to transform a 40-year-old assortment of mostly vacant stores into a fresh experience with 11 new buildings (the existing Lazy Dog Restaurant and Burn Boot Camp will be the only survivors) anchored by a four-season plaza and event space crisscrossed with pedestrian pathways. “We envision Block 59 as a gateway to Naperville, transforming the property into a destination with local flair and a mindfulness focused on community culture,” says Brixmor’s Andrew Balzer.


Rendering courtesy of Brixmor Property Group