The Land Use and Growth Management Plan (LUGMP) – 2040 is a project the Planning Department undertook to update the Land Use and Growth Management Plan - 2025. The LUGMP includes policies for growth management, land use, and annexation.
The update built upon the work and recommendations from the 2012 EPA Technical Assistance for Sustainable Communities workshop. During this workshop, the public was invited to offer ideas which could help Topeka improve its economic and fiscal health through land use/growth management practices. One of the key recommendations from the workshop was to update the City’s Comprehensive Plan to incorporate land development and infrastructure policies that align with the City’s economic and fiscal health goals.
Next, the Planning Department worked with the Technical Advisory Team throughout the spring and summer of 2014. The Technical Advisory Team worked with Planning Staff to form the major concepts of the update. Three public information meetings were held in September, 2015.
The Planning Commission unanimously approved the Land Use and Growth Management Plan 2040 on October 20, 2014. Three additional public meetings were held with county residents in November/December, 2015.
In addition to the LUGMP, drafts of revisions to the Subdivision and Utility Regulations that implement recommendations within the Plan are linked above. The Topeka Planning Commission held a public hearing on the Subdivision Regulations revisions at their meeting on February 16, 2015. The Topeka Governing Body approved the Plan, along with the Subdivision and Utility Regulation revisions, at their March 10, 2015 meeting. The links above are the Topeka Governing Body approved documents.
Questions about the LUGMP can be directed to Dan Warner by email or 785-368-3728.
Questions and comments about the above items can be directed to Dan Warner, AICP, Comprehensive Planning Manager at 785-368-3728 or email@example.com.