It’s where you’ll find museums, government buildings, public spaces, office towers, entertainment centres, shops, hotels, housing, and more—downtown is truly a special and important place. 

More than that, though, it’s an essential part of any urban centre’s health, vitality, and reputation. 

Here at Tractus, we see cities as living, evolving entities—they grow, they struggle, they change, and they have their own unique personalities. Downtown is the heart of any city, and a healthy heart is pretty important. 

The last several years have seen almost every major city face challenges in this area. Let’s take a moment to discuss the importance of building a better downtown and how Tractus can help. 

What Makes a Downtown Succeed?

A vibrant downtown can look like a lot of different things!

What they all have in common, however, is that they attract people from different communities who then interact with it in different ways and for different purposes, such as entertainment or business. 

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way almost every industry operated, and perhaps no one was more impacted than corporate/commercial businesses, many of whom occupy downtown’s office spaces and high-rises. Fewer workers commuting to and congregating in downtown leads to less economic stimulation—something that is necessary for downtown to succeed.

Tractus + Downtown 

A key ingredient for the revitalization of the city centre is to help bring non-residents back to the neighbourhood. 

Easier said than done, right? 

Doing so requires creating an exciting atmosphere that people want to be a part of—one they would be sad about missing out on. New developments, spaces, and destinations are a great way to get people energized and to make them feel an urge to return to or spend more time at their offices or places of work. 

That’s where Tractus comes in. 

Our goal is to build better experiences and better cities, which is why we prioritize relationships with local groups, organizations, and planners. In fact, we are currently (as of the posting of this blog) working on a 10,000 square foot office renovation that includes elements purposefully designed to entice new and old staff to return to that particular workspace. 

How Tractus Helps 

Our unique approach and talents in construction put us in a prime position to inject some well-deserved energy into downtown. 

The strong relationships we have with the design community bring you major benefits. By working with some of the best local designers, many of whom specialize in downtown projects, we’re able to offer unparalleled expertise. 

No Interruptions:
You don’t have to shut down! We can work around your schedule and your operational needs—whether that means working during your off-hours, sectioning off your physical space, or whatever else is needed to keep you up and running. 

Many downtown, multi-level buildings have elevator systems. Installing and working with them requires special considerations as well as a specific skillset. Here at Tractus, we have plenty of experience in all things elevators!

Custom Work:
Does your project require complete or partial demolition? Does your building have special specifications? Do you have to adhere to certain brand standards? Our team can handle any scale, complexities, or design needs. 

Repurposed Materials:
The less waste the better! By salvaging materials from previous demolitions or projects, we can bring cost savings, timeline efficiencies, and unique elements to your project. 

Contact us today to discuss your project and see for yourself how Tractus is building a better downtown.