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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, October 17, 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).
View additional information and updates.

Futures2040 will look 24 years into the future to propose transportation projects. By sharing your input via our survey, you can help guide the future of the Topeka Metropolitan region.


May 18
City 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 7
State awards Planning Department $41,700 in Historic Preservation Fund grants.

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April 25
Heritage Tourism grants approved.

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

Neighborhood Health Logo February 16, 2016
Topeka City Council has approved the North Topeka West Neighborhood Plan

February 12, 2016
Downtown Historic Districts Design Guidelines Progress Report ​​


Bill Fiander, AICP

Fax: 785-368-2535

620 SE Madison
Topeka, KS 66607