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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, December 19, 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 neighborhood meetings held November 2, 3, 9 & 16. (View Press Release and Map of Locations of Neighborhood Meetings)
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.


November 13, 2016
Bishop Dr. Aletha J. Cushinberry Memorial Parkway - Memorial designation of street in honor of Bishop Dr. Aletha J. Cushinberry
Read newspaper article here


October 20, 2016
The 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 21, 2016
Rev. Dr. W.L. Templeton Memorial DR - Memorial designation of street in honor of Dr. W.L. Templeton
Read newspaper article here


October 19, 2016
On the Red Couch - Dan Warner of the Topeka Planning Department talks about the Landmarks Commission's October 19 tax credit workshop
WIBW video


September 19, 2016
Downtown Historic District Design Guidelines now available

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





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

View the approved plan

Contact

Bill Fiander, AICP

Planning Director
Email

Kris Wagers

Office Specialist
Email
785-368-3728
Fax: 785-368-2535

620 SE Madison
Topeka, KS 66607

Planning Contacts