The Topeka Planning Department assists with the City of Topeka’s economic development efforts through a combination of economic incentives, information sharing, and long range planning.
Neighborhood Revitalization Program: The Planning Department administers the City’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP), which provides tax rebates to property owners making improvements that raise the appraised value of residential property by 10% and of commercial property by 20%. The program is intended to promote the revitalization of the City’s “Intensive Care”/ “At Risk” neighborhoods and Downtown by creating an incentive for the rehabilitation, conservation, and redevelopment of these areas. Rebates are offered up to 95% for 10 years for historic properties (National, State, or Local) and “Intensive Care” neighborhoods. Applications must be received prior to or no later than 60 days after building permit approval or start of construction (if a building permit is not required). For further information, please see links below or contact Annie Driver at (785) 368-3010 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rebate Timeline
- Rebate Calculations
- NRP Application
- Neighborhood Revitalization Plan – Adopted 2012
- 2011 Neighborhood Health Map
Additional economic incentives for neighborhood improvements are offered through the City of Topeka’s Housing and Neighborhood Development Department (HND). They offer assistance with redevelopment loans and grants for affordable housing creation and community development opportunities. For more information, contact HND at (785) 368-3711.
The City of Topeka’s economic development efforts are supported through technical information sharing. Several programmatic and demographic resources are listed below:
- Economic Development Incentives – Resource Book containing available City of Topeka and State of Kansas economic development incentives, grants, and programs.
- Summary Document of Economic Development Incentives
- Urban Core: Building the Deal – Presentation October 10, 2012 – Presenter: Stephanie A. Dugan, Director, National Development Council, Central Division
- 1980 – 2010 Census Profile (link to this page)
For additional information on incentives for attracting and retaining businesses that provide primary jobs, as well as, site selection information, contact GO Topeka or the Topeka Area Chamber of Commerce at (785) 234-2644.
Long Range Planning:
For information on the City of Topeka’s long range plans that assist in guiding redevelopment and future growth within and around Topeka, visit the Planning Department’s Comprehensive Planning website. In addition, the following plans directly contribute toward the City of Topeka’s economic development efforts: