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.
Planning Commission meets the 3rd Monday of each month.
Please join us for the next Topeka Planning Commission meeting on Monday, September 18, 2017, 6pm at the Municipal Building, 214 SE 8th Street, 2nd floor Council Chambers. (Televised)
Agenda packets and information about the Topeka Planning Commission
August 17, 2017
Bike Counts 2017 is happening September 13 & 16. To volunteer, contact Taylor Ricketts by phone (7368-1607) or email.
Topeka Planning Department publishes the
1st edition of the
Development & Growth Management Report, a brand new tool to help track residential and commercial growth in Topeka.
View the DGM report now
The Futures 2040 Topeka Regional Transportation Plan was adopted by theMTPO Policy Board on June 22, 2017
View the Plan
July 17, 2017Topeka Planning Commission recommends approval for Wheatfield Village PUD
At the July 17 meeting of the Topeka Planning Commission, Commissioners voted 7-0-1 to recomend to the Governing Body the zoning request, subject to conditions in the
staff report.Visit the Wheatfield Village PUD page
(located in our Cases of Interest section)
Quinton Heights-Steele Neighorhood Plan kick-off meeting held June 12Visit the Tennessee Town Neighborhood Plan page (located in our Planning Projects in Progress section)
National Bike Month 2017May was National Bike Month, and we celebrated with a Bike Ride with the Mayor and the City Manager on May 17.
More info on National Bike Month
April 18, 2017Topeka Governing Body approves Zoning Code Amendments (ACZR17/01)Amendments include
D-1 Zoning and
other misc. amendments, as well as a
D1 & D3 Sign Standards handbook.
March 2017Tennessee Town Neighborhood Plan kick-off meeting held March 29Visit the Tennessee Town Neighborhood Plan page(located in our Planning Projects in Progress section)
February 23, 2017Topeka Planning Commission recommends approval for
D-1 Zoning and other
misc. amendments to the Zoning Code.Amendments include a
D-1 & D-3 Sign Standards handbook.
December 19, 2016Topeka Planning Commission recommends approval for Reser's PUD
At the December 19 meeting of the Topeka Planning Commission, Commissioners voted 9-0-0 to recomend to the Governing Body the zoning request, subject to conditions in the
staff report, and conditioned upon the governong body annexing the property.
Visit the Reser's PUD page
(located in our Cases of Interest section)Read newspaper article here
November 13, 2016Bishop Dr. Aletha J. Cushinberry Memorial Parkway - Memorial designation of street in honor of Bishop Dr. Aletha J. CushinberryRead newspaper article here
October 21, 2016Rev. Dr. W.L. Templeton Memorial DR - Memorial designation of street in honor of Dr. W.L. TempletonRead newspaper article here
October 20, 2016The Topeka Landmarks Commission and the Topeka Planning Department hosted the first ever State of Kansas Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program Homeowner's Workshop. Read more.
October 19, 2016On the Red Couch - Dan Warner of the Topeka Planning Department talks about the Landmarks Commission's October 19 tax credit workshop
September 19, 2016Downtown Historic District Design Guidelines now available
May 18City of Topeka named Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by League of American Bicyclists.
May 16 Planning Commission recommends approval of City’s second
Neighborhood Conservation District (NCD) for Elmhurst.
May 12Landmarks Commission approves Cyrus Hotel
May 7 State awards Planning Department $41,700 in Historic Preservation Fund grants.
April 25Heritage Tourism grants approved.
March 16Pedestrian Master Plan approved by the City Council and MTPO
February 16, 2016Topeka City Council has approved the North Topeka West Neighborhood Plan
View the approved plan
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