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Proposed Elmhurst Neighborhood Conservation District

Neighborhood Conservation District designation protects and strengthens the desirable and unique physical features, design characteristics, and recognized identity, charm and flavor of a neighborhood.

Read more about the proposed Elmhurst Neighborhood Conservation District.

2015 North Topeka West Neighborhood Plan

Update of the North Topeka West Neighborhood Plan, including meeting handouts, announcements, and presentations



Update of the 2003 Hi-Crest Neighborhood Plan

Update of the 2003 Hi-Crest Neighborhood Plan, including meeting handouts, announcements, and presentations



Land Use & Growth Management Plan – 2040

Update of the 2004 Land Use and Growth Management Plan – 2025.  Includes policies for growth management, land use, and annexation.

Read more about the Land Use and Growth Management Plan.


Long-Range Plans and Planning
Neighborhood Conservation Districts

Neighborhood Conservation District designation protects and strengthens the desirable and unique physical features, design characteristics, and recognized identity, charm and flavor of a neighborhood.

Read more about the Neighborhood Conservation Districts.

Neighborhood Element/Neighborhood Health Maps

The Neighborhood Element of the Comprehensive Plan. Includes summaries and maps from 2000, 2003, 2007, and 2011.

Read more about the Neighborhood Element/Neighborhood Health Maps.

Neighborhood & Area Plans

Neighborhood-specific plans developed by the residents to show their vision and goals for the future of their neighborhood.

Read more about the Neighborhood and Area Plans.

Historic Preservation

The Historic Preservation Element of the Comprehensive Plan. Includes Plan document, design guidelines, and Topeka Landmark Registry.

Learn more about Historic Preservation.

Regional Trails & Greenways Plan

Part 1 of the Parks and Open Space Element of the Comprehensive Plan. Includes Plan document and Trails System Map.

Read more about the Regional Trails and Greenways Plan.

Parks & Open Space Plan

The Parks and Open Space Element of the Comprehensive Plan.

Learn more about the Parks and Open Space Plan.

Plans & Documents
Visual Preference Survey Results

Document detailing the Visual Preference Survey conducted and its use as a planning tool in the Topeka/Shawnee County area.

View the Visual Preference Survey Results.

Downtown Visual Preference Survey Results

Collaborative document describing a vision for the future of Downtown Topeka and goals to achieve said vision.

View the Visual Preference Survey Results.

Downtown Topeka Historic Resource Survey

In-depth survey of Downtown Topeka’s historic resources with the objective of identifying and evaluating individual properties and potential historic districts.

Review the Downtown Topeka Historic Resource Survey.

Economic Development

Plan defines Topeka’s place within the regional, national, and global economies and how it intends to achieve its stated goals in the next 25 years.

View the Economic Development Plan.

Reuse of Sumner School

Feasibility Study and Structural Assessment of the Historic Sumner School Building.

Review the summary on the Reuse of Sumner School.

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