Storefronts fill up as southwest Naperville population grows

Naperville Crossing in the city's southwest side is anchored by AMC Showplace movie theaters. (Maggie Angst, Naperville Sun)

Naperville Crossing in the city’s southwest side is anchored by AMC Showplace movie theaters. (Maggie Angst, Naperville Sun)

The Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun quotes Curt Winkle, director of the urban planning and policy program, on retail development accompanying residential growth in southwest Naperville. Winkle notes the importance of mixed-use areas integrating residential and retail properties.

“A strong planning principal is to build multi-purpose areas, where commercial areas are well integrated with residential areas,” said Curt Winkle, director of Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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