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Enhancing National Productivity by Creating Better and Less Stressful Lives Through Mixed-use Communities: Devtraco Shows the Way

Mixed-use developments are designed to encourage a variety of community activities and services to co-exist in close proximity, in the process reducing such things as the need for extensive automobile travel, usually in thick traffic jams, resulting ultimately in much-reduced stress levels for individuals. When people move into a mixed-use development, their new homes, workplaces, and shopping centres are often conveniently located within walking distance of each other. This strategic layout allows new residents to commute to and from work or complete their “to-do” list without driving their cars, or driving very short distances without traffic jams. So the time they once needed to fight traffic may suddenly become available for other activities. They find new free time and a trendy new neighbourhood that influences their behaviour and productivity. They tend to walk more and generally live a healthier life. Such developments offer residents more of a sense of community and opportunities to socialize with their neighbours than a more isolated suburban lifestyle.

Mixed-use residents find that these developments: Spur revitalization, enhance an area’s unique identity and development potential, promote pedestrian & bicycle travel – leading to healthier lives, reduce auto dependency, roadway congestion, and air pollution by co-locating multiple destinations, promote a sense of community, promote a sense of place, encourages economic investment, promote efficient use of land and infrastructure, guide development toward established areas, protecting outlying rural areas and environmentally sensitive resources – amongst many others. Mixing uses, however, works best when it grows out of a thoughtful plan that emphasizes the connectivity and links among the uses.

This is the plan of the current DEVTRACO COURTS development, the CITY OF HOPE, located at Tema Community 25, 10 minutes drive from the Tema Motorway roundabout.

Essentially, all of us as staff of Devtraco should ensure that all our efforts are geared towards the all-important first objective of the company; that of creating communities as opposed to just building properties. Building the right infrastructure as well as ensuring the provision of communal facilities should therefore be a critical part of our thinking as a company. The only thing that’s more important is of course, Customer Care!

– Joseph Seth Aidoo Jnr, Executive Director, DEVTRACO LIMITED

This project will house an estimated 1,000 families over the next five years and is being developed over an acquired land area of 205 acres. It will include 13 clusters of residential areas as well as many social amenities. These clusters, 3 of which have already been completed and are being occupied, are gated communities within the larger gated community of Devtraco Courts. As the first EVER Master Planned community of its kind in Ghana, the City of Hope will have, in addition to the clustered homes, A POLICE STATION, A SCHOOL, A CLUB HOUSE, A RECREATIONAL AREA WITH A SWIMMING POOL, A SHOPPING MALL amongst others. This unique offer affords our clientele who run retail businesses the opportunity of LIVING, WORKING, SHOPPING, EDUCATING THEIR CHILDREN, HAVING ACCESS TO POLICE OFFICERS etc all within their immediate community; thus eliminating much of the inconvenience associated with trekking from home to town for basic amenities including traffic queues and jams.

With over 18 years of tried and tested expertise, largely using inputs from our own panelling, roofing and concrete product units, DEVTRACO Limited is the first and currently the only Ghanaian real estate developer to receive the CNBC International Residential Property Award, UK-Africa Region. Devtraco is also the first and only real estate developer in Ghana to have attained Superbrand status. Devtraco is the reigning best residential developer from the Ghana Property Awards. We have also won many other awards of repute.

  • Winner, International Star Award for Quality (ISAQ), Geneva 2008
  • Preeminent Developer of the Year, Ghana Property Awards 2007
  • Property Entrepreneur of the Year, Ghana Property Awards 2007
  • Silver Award, 2nd Ghana Business and Financial Services Excellence Awards 2009
  • Recognition Award, Ghana Property Awards 2007
  • We invite you to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to be part of a community that promotes a healthier, much less-stressful, and productivity-enhancing life.
  • Exclusive, award-winning living! Welcome to Devtraco Living!

Crystal Court Batch Handed Over

Crystal Court, the 3rd in the series of clusters of Devtraco Courts has been completed and handed over to the over 100 home owners in this cluster.

Heritage Court Nears Completion

The 4th cluster of Devtraco Courts, Heritage Court, is at the roofing level. Batches of homes will be completed and handed over between the period of August 2012 and January 2013.

Construction of Much-awaited Communal Facilities set to Begin

Most of the major preparatory work on the much anticipated communal facilities of Devtraco Courts have been completed with work set to begin in October 2012.

Devtraco’s communal facilities will include A POLICE STATION, A SCHOOL, A CLUB HOUSE, A RECREATIONAL AREA WITH A SWIMMING POOL, A SHOPPING MALL, A CHURCH AUDITORIUM amongst others. This unique offer affords our clientele who run retail businesses the opportunity of LIVING, WORKING, SHOPPING, EDUCATING THEIR CHILDREN, HAVING ACCESS TO POLICE OFFICERS etc all within their immediate community; thus eliminating much of the inconvenience associated with trekking from home to town for basic amenities including traffic queues and jams.

We will keep you posted on developments as they happen.

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