Planning

​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.

The next meeting is scheduled for 6:00PM on Monday, February 20, 2023.

The meeting will be held in the 1st floor Holliday Conference Room at 620 SE Madison, Topeka KS 66607

The meeting will be livestreamed on the Planning Commission meeting page at www.TopekaSpeaks.org.

Agenda packets and information about the Topeka Planning Commission


News/Announcements

September 2022

A comment period has begun in accordance with the Topeka Planning & Development demolition delay policy for the potential demolition of S Kansas Avenue.  Read More

Press Release: The Topeka Planning Commission has put together a survey to collect public input on ‘missing middle’ housing amendments.

August 2022

The Topeka Planning Commission has initiated a process to implement “missing middle” policy recommendations as found in the City of Topeka’s Land Use and Growth Management Plan (LUGMP 2040) and Citywide Housing Market Study/Strategy (Housing Study).  Read More

A comment period has begun in accordance with the Topeka Planning & Development demolition delay policy for the potential demolition of 916 SW 9th Street.  Read More

June 2022

Downtown Mixed-Use Zoning Districts re-zonings have been completed! Read More

March 2022

City of Topeka to receive $1.7 million to fund its homeless housing and service program, Shelter Plus Care. Read the full press release for more information.

January 2022

A comment period has begun in accordance with the Topeka Planning & Development demolition delay policy for the potential demolition of 1142 SW Washburn AvenueRead More

December 2021

The 2022-24 NRP Update was approved by the Governing Body on October 12, 2021. It becomes effective January 1, 2022. Read More

November 2021

The Valley Park Neighborhood Plan was approved by the Governing Body on November 9. Read more about neighborhood plans.

October 2021

The Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (NRP) 2022-24 update was approved by the Governing Body at their October 12 meeting.

A comment period has begun in accordance with the Topeka Planning & Development demolition delay policy for the potential demolition of 112-114, 116, and 118 SE 7th.  Read More

September 2021

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.

August 2021

The West Hills Subdivision: Historic Resources Survey is available now!

July 2021

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.

June 2021

Updated Neighborhood Health Maps are available now. Visit our Neighborhood Health page to see the 2020 update information and maps.

May 2021

Downtown Master Plan approved! This multi-year project was approved by Council on May 4. Learn more about it here.

March 2021

Short Term Rentals – applications and information about the process and the regulations can be found here.

February 2021

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.

January 2021

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)

View the January 2021 report

The Citywide Housing Market Study and Strategy was completed in 2020 and the Implementation Plan 2021 approved by council in December.