Construction underway at City Hall for HVAC project

Construction is underway at Topeka’s City Hall for the HVAC replacement project.

The project calls for the replacement of the existing and aging HVAC system serving City Hall, located at 215 SE 7th St., and the adjacent Topeka Performing Arts Center (TPAC). The project was approved by Topeka’s Governing Body at the November 15, 2022 City Council Meeting.

In order to keep City Hall open with minimal disruptions to visitors and city staff, the project is slated to occur in three phases, with the first phase underway. The first phase has closed the third floor and basement of City Hall, resulting in the relocation of multiple city departments and divisions. The first and second floors, as well as the TPAC and Municipal Court side of the building currently remain fully open to visitors.

The following city departments and divisions have recently relocated to the city’s Holliday Building, 620 SE Madison St.

  • City Manager’s Office
  • Contracts and Procurement (Purchasing)
  • Finance
  • Legal

City departments and divisions that remain at City Hall include:

  • City Clerk
  • City Communications
  • City Council Office
  • Community Engagement
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Office
  • Human Resources
  • Mayor’s Office
  • Municipal Court (TPAC side of Building)
  • Probation
  • Prosecution

The HVAC replacement project is estimated to be completed in 2024.

City leadership appreciates the patience of visitors and staff during the construction period.