The Land Use and Growth Management Plan (LUGMP) – 2040 is a project the Planning Department is undertaking to update the Land Use and Growth Management Plan - 2025. The LUGMP includes policies for growth management, land use, and annexation.
The update will build 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.
In the next phase of the update, 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.
The next phase of the update is to hold community information sessions. These information sessions will allow the public to provide input on proposed changes that address deficiencies in the current plan. We will also share development and growth trends of the city and community, and review existing growth management plan policies. We want to hear the community’s priorities for growth within our existing City limits, and in at-risk and intensive care areas.
Public Engagement Events
Three community information sessions are scheduled. They include a formal presentation, and time for questions and feedback. Dates and locations are as follows:
- 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 4th, Holliday Conference Room, 620 SE Madison
- 2 p.m., Thursday, September 18th, part of the League of Women Voters meeting at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave.
- 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 18th, Fellowship Bible Church, 6800 SW 10th Ave. *Detour instructions required.
You may also visit the City’s MindMixer page and provide your input on the two Land Use and Growth Management questions: http://topeka.mindmixer.com/.
Below are various links to current information and background items. Check back occasionally as new information will be posted when available.
Questions and comments about the update can be directed to Dan Warner, AICP, Comprehensive Planning Manager at 785-368-3728 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- DRAFT UGA and Service Tier Map_080114
- DRAFT Future Land Use Map_080114
- Topeka City Growth by Decade
- 2030 Growth Map