The Downtown Commercial Historic District of Burlington, IA is situated along the 100-800 blocks of Jefferson Street, as well as parts of adjacent blocks of 4th Street (east) from Columbia to Market. This District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2015. The heart of downtown Burlington, this area was a boom of economic growth and development due to the riverfront and railroad systems at the city's edge. This area of town housed commercial enterprises, retail, wholesale, warehouses, banking, and professional offices. One of the boundaries of The Downtown Commercial Historic District is the Heritage Hill Historic District (residential), thus being an essential part of the livelihood of the citizens of this historic town. Many actions have been taking place to preserve and reestablish this area for business and retail once again.