The mission of the Planning Division 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
The Planning Commission normally meets the 3rd Monday of each month. In January they meet on the 4th Monday.
The next meeting is scheduled for 6:00PM on January 24, 2022 and will be held via videoconference.
The meeting will be livestreamed on the Planning Commission meeting page at www.TopekaSpeaks.org.
For information on how to log in to participate in public hearings, please contact us by email or call 785-368-3728.
The 2022-24 NRP Update was approved by the Governing Body on October 12, 2021. It becomes effective January 1, 2022. Read More
The Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (NRP) 2022-24 update was approved by the Governing Body at their October 12 meeting.
Applications for Lot Splits/Lot Line Adjustments have been added to our online Application Portal. Visit our application page for a link to the portal. You will also find lots of good information about our processes and about what to expect on the portal.
The West Hills Subdivision: Historic Resources Survey is available now!
Planning’s Application Portal is now live! Applications for subdivisions, zoning, conditional use permits, and site plan reviews can now be submitted through our online application portal. View details and a link on our application page.
Updated Neighborhood Health Maps are available now. Visit our Neighborhood Health page to see the 2020 update information and maps.
Downtown Master Plan approved! This multi-year project was approved by Council on May 4. Learn more about it here.
Short Term Rentals – applications and information about the process and the regulations can be found here.
Valley Park Neighborhood was awarded Stages of Resource Targeting (SORT) neighborhood program through the City of Topeka and development of the neighborhood plan is getting started! Learn more
Subdivision plats now available for download! Check out all the information you can find on our interactive zoning map.
Our 2020 Year-End COVID Assistance Programs Report is available now! Find details about our Small Business Grants Program, Basic Needs Assistance Program, and Homeless Emergency Solutions Grant (HESG)
Many of us care about what happens in our community, but don’t have the time to participate in person. This site allows residents to review and give input on Topeka Planning Commission actions without needing to attend public hearings.
On Topeka Speaks you can learn about upcoming Planning Commission agenda items and provide input:
See the staff and applicant presentations
Review materials like site plans, staff reports, and ordinances and resolutions scheduled for Planning Commission
Ask questions of City staff or the applicant
Submit comments to the Planning Commission for the public record
2020 Bike & Pedestrian Count numbers are in! Find 2020 numbers, along with historical data here.
Two historic preservation projects have recently been completed. The Tennessee Town Historic Resources Survey was presented to the Topeka Landmarks Commission at their August meeting, and the Mid-Century Modern Multiple Property Document was presented at the September meeting. Information about these and other historic preservation projects and surveys can be found on our Historic Preservation webpage.
Volunteers needed for Bike Counts 2020! This year’s dates are September 16 and September 19. Follow the link for more information and an opportunity to sign up.
The Citywide Housing Market Study & Strategy is complete! An implementation plan is currently being drafted for review by the Governing Body in November of 2020. Learn more and view the study here.
July 3, 2020
June 17, 2020
The Topeka Bikeways Master Plan Update has been going on for a while now, and a draft document is now available for review. View the draft Action Plan and Supplement to the Bikeways master Plan
Also available is a “story map” which contains lots of good information about the Plan Update, as well as an opportunity at the end to give your feedback. Check it out!
June 3, 2020
May 18, 2020
Planning & Development is following guidelines for City of Topeka buildings. We continue to provide all customary services on a daily basis by phone, email, or at our customer service desk located in the lobby of the 1st floor of the Cyrus K. Holliday Building at 620 SE Madison.
We encourage you to visit our one-stop web page for Licensing, Permitting and Inspections, or call the following numbers should you have questions:
- Building Permits 785-368-3704
- Contractor Licensing, Trade Permits, and Scheduling Inspections 785-368-3905
- Zoning and Subdivisions 785-368-3728
First stakeholder meeting for the East Topeka North Neighborhood Plan!
Kick-off meeting held for East Topeka North Neighborhood Plan update.
Fire Station #7 placed on the Register of Historic Kansas Places. Read more here