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, September 12, 6pm at the Municipal Building, 214 SE 8th Street, 2nd floor Council Chambers. (Televised)

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August 25

Downtown Historic Districts Design Guidelines (draft) is now available for review and comment. View the draft and see info about public meetings.

Long Range Transportation Plan

We invite you to participate in the Topeka Regional Transportation Plan (Futures 2040).
Join us at the Topeka/Shawnee County Library on August 18 to learn all about it!
View additional information and updates.

Futures2040 will look 24 years into the future to propose transportation projects. By sharing your input via our survey, you can help guide the future of the Topeka Metropolitan region.

May 16
Planning Commission recommends approval of City’s second Neighborhood Conservation District (NCD) for Elmhurst.

May 7
State awards Planning Department $41,700 in Historic Preservation Fund grants.

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  1. $20,000 to conduct a historic resource survey for a portion of the Greater Auburndale neighborhood located just west of the Potwin Place National Historic District. The purpose is to determine eligibility for a historic district. The Department is matching $9,000 of paid staff time and $5,000 of cash budgeted funds to the project.
  2. $15,000 to conduct a historic resource survey for the Topeka Cemetery to determine those features that are eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic place. The Department is matching $9,000 in paid staff time to the project.
  3. $6,700 for educational training to have up to 3 Landmarks Commissioners and one staff attend the national preservation conference. The grant will fund all expenses.

Neighborhood Health Logo February 16, 2016
Topeka City Council has approved the North Topeka West Neighborhood Plan

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