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​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 Meetings

Please join us for the next Topeka Planning Commission meeting on Monday, November 21, 2016, 6pm at the Municipal Building, 214 SE 8th Street, 2nd floor Council Chambers. (Televised)

Recent News/Announcements

Long Range Transportation Plan

We invite you to participate in the Topeka Regional Transportation Plan (Futures 2040).

Public meetings are now scheduled for November 2, 3, 9 & 16. (View Press Release)
View details about the meetings and additional information about Futures 2040

About Futures 2040

Futures2040 will look 24 years into the future to propose transportation projects.

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.

Read more


April 25
Heritage Tourism grants approved.


March 16
Pedestrian Master Plan approved by the City Council and MTPO


Bill Fiander, AICP

Planning Director

Kris Wagers

Office Specialist
Fax: 785-368-2535

620 SE Madison
Topeka, KS 66607

Planning Contacts