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.
Press Release: The Topeka Planning Commission has put together a survey to collect public input on ‘missing middle’ housing amendments.
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
Downtown Mixed-Use Zoning Districts re-zonings have been completed! Read More
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.
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)