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 normally meets the 3rd Monday of each month.
Please join us for the next Topeka Planning Commission meeting on Monday, February 19, 2018, 6pm at the Municipal Building, 214 SE 8th Street, 2nd floor Council Chambers. (Televised)
Agenda packets and information about the Topeka Planning Commission
City of Topeka Planning Department Visual Appeal Survey
The Topeka Planning Department is undertaking a comprehensive update to the City's sign code and commercial building standards. Part of the process includes a public survey, and we'd like you to participate! Take the Survey Now
Learn more about the survey and Visudal Code Update
Public Meeting to be held November 13, 2017 at the Holliday Building (620 SE Madison)
The City of Topeka intends to apply for one United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.W.EPA) Brownfields Cleanup Grant for the Former Van Buren School Property. See additional information in our Public Notice.
A draft Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives is available here.
Underway: Processes being Updated
The Topeka Planning Department is woking to update and streamline our processes. View
Topeka Capital Journal article from October 21, 2017.
City of Topeka Receives Brownfields Grant
On October 26, the city of Topeka and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency celebrated the funding of a $300,000 EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant.
Article from Topeka Capital Journal
Topeka Planning Commission approves the Tennessee Town Neighborhood Plan Update.
On October 16, the Topeka Planning Commisison approved the Tennessee Town Neighborhood Plan. The plan is scheduled to go before the Governing Body at their November 14 meeting.
City Wins Funding for Bikeways Phase III Project and Phase II Safe Routes to School Program for Quincy Elementary
View the press release
More information on the www.topekamtpo.org website
Bike Counts 2017 took place on
September 13 & 16. Results can be viewed here.
location map for where counts are taken.
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.