Since ancient times, communities have survived through activities that produce food and basic needs. When certain products were in short supply, people turned to other communities to obtain them. Often these trades/business activities take place in a specific location, such as a market or a town’s main street. Over time, this location became known as a meeting place for barter and business activities.
Over time, permanent structures are built in these locations. In addition to basic trading, you can set up business facilities such as food and refreshments and delivery services. Eventually, many other services will emerge that meet the needs of travelers and business people. Perhaps housing will follow. This was the forerunner of what is now known as the “Central Business District”.
Today, the CBD essentially represents the city’s main financial image. This is where most businesses will have offices and where banks will be headquartered if not their largest branches. It is also a hub for transportation and communication. Modern roads with perfect transport facilities will also be found here, as people will come and go. Faster and easier access to the world requires state-of-the-art communications centers.
The mall is likely located in the area to cater to the needs of both businessmen and employees. Even the best and most popular restaurants will make their presence known. After all, everyone needs to eat to get through a busy day. Power luncheons or meetings can be held over lunch/dinner while business deals are made or stopped. Recreational activities such as cinemas and art galleries can also be found in these places due to the trend of modern society where everything is at hand. There will also be gyms and fitness centers that cater to people’s needs.
Access to modern medical facilities and hospital-like emergency centers is also important, and these centers will be the most modern and complete facilities staffed by qualified doctors. Tall buildings or skyscrapers make up most of the structures at these locations, many of which are mixed residential/commercial. With so many modern conveniences nearby, it’s no surprise that these locations, commonly known as downtown areas of major cities, have active, forward-thinking people wanting to have a place of their own.