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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

Planning Commission meets the 3rd Monday of each month.

Please join us for the next Topeka Planning Commission meeting on Monday, October 16, 2017, 6pm at the Municipal Building, 214 SE 8th Street, 2nd floor Council Chambers. (Televised) 

Agenda packets and information about the Topeka Planning Commission

 

News/Announcements

September, 2017

Bike Counts 2017 took place on September 13 & 16. Results will be posted.

Results of preivious bike counts

View the location map for where counts are taken

 

August 2017

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

 

Long Range Transportation Plan

 

The Futures 2040 Topeka Regional Transportation Plan was adopted by the
MTPO Policy Board on June 22, 2017

View the Plan


July 17, 2017
Topeka 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)

 

June 2017

Quinton Heights-Steele Neighorhood Plan kick-off meeting held June 12
Visit the Tennessee Town Neighborhood Plan page (located in our Planning Projects in Progress section)

 

National Bike Month 2017
May was National Bike Month, and we celebrated with a Bike Ride with the Mayor and the City Manager on May 17.  Details Here

More info on National Bike Month

 

April 18, 2017
Topeka 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 2017
Tennessee Town Neighborhood Plan kick-off meeting held March 29
Visit the Tennessee Town Neighborhood Plan page(located in our Planning Projects in Progress section)

 

February 23, 2017
Topeka 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.

 

December 19, 2016
Topeka Planning Commission recommends approval for Reser's PUD

At the December 19 meeting of the Topeka Planning Commission, Commissioners voted 9-0-0 to recomend to the Governing Body the zoning request, subject to conditions in the staff report, and conditioned upon the governong body annexing the property.

Visit the Reser's PUD page (located in our Cases of Interest section)
Read newspaper article here

 

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 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 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 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 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.

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

 

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Contact

Bill Fiander, AICP

Planning Director
Email

Kris Wagers

Administrative Officer
785-368-3728
Email
 
620 SE Madison
Topeka, KS 66607

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