The mission of the Planning Department is to help create a vibrant city of lasting value by engaging the community through neighborhood revitalization, sustainable land use and infrastructure choices, regional transportation planning, historic preservation, and zoning administration. A look at our organization chart.

Planning Commission Meetings

Please join us for the next Topeka Planning Commission meeting on Monday, December 14, 6PM at the Holliday Building 1st Floor Holliday Conference Room at 620 SE Madison.

View the most recent agenda.

Recent News/Announcements            Archive 2014 | 2013 | 2012

November 20
SW Arvonia/Huntoon/I-470 Traffic Study available to view here

October 23
City of Topeka Planning Department Receives 2015 Pioneer Award

October 12
November 12 meeting scheduled to launch the development of Historic District Design Guidelines. Read more.

October 12
Announcing Early Site Plan Review (Pilot Program)
The City is now requiring an early Site Plan Review application and preliminary approval prior to application for a building permit. Read more.

October 9
Update to Topeka Worth Saving 2015 properties

September 16, 2015
City of Topeka to host Development Forum on Wednesday, September 23 from 11:30AM-12:30PM in the Holliday Building Conference Room (1st Floor) at 620 SE Madison. View more details.

September 15
Public Meetings Set for KTA Southeast Topeka Interchange Concept Study

August 25, 2015
Register now to help with Bike Counts 2015, taking place September 16 and 19!

August 13, 2015
Topeka Landmarks Commission establishes standing Design Review Committee to assist owners and investors in historic properties understand and consider all applicable design guidelines and review standards in making modifications and alterations to their properties. View more details.

July 22, 2015
National Park Service approves the first-ever listing of three new historic districts for Downtown Topeka in the National Register of Historic Places. View the press release.

Neighborhood Health Logo May 12, 2015
Neighborhood Health Update 2014 Released
Interactive Neighborhood Health Map
Neighborhood Health Update 2014

May 9, 2015
Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review approves listing of three Downtown Topeka Historic Districts to the Register of Historic Places.

May 9, 2015
Topeka Planning Department Receives Heritage Preservation Fund Grants

April 28, 2015
Heritage Tourism Grants Awarded by Transient Guest Tax Committee

March 23, 2015
City Seeks Input on Topeka’s First Pedestrian Master Plan
Community Workshop Scheduled

March 10, 2015
Topeka Governing Body Approves LUGMP 2040
CJOnline Article
Planning Commission Approves LUGMP 2040
CJOnline Article (9/18/14)

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