December 19, 2016Topeka 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, 2016Bishop Dr. Aletha J. Cushinberry Memorial Parkway - Memorial designation of street in honor of Bishop Dr. Aletha J. CushinberryRead newspaper article here
October 21, 2016Rev. Dr. W.L. Templeton Memorial DR - Memorial designation of street in honor of Dr. W.L. TempletonRead newspaper article here
October 20, 2016The 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, 2016On the Red Couch - Dan Warner of the Topeka Planning Department talks about the Landmarks Commission's October 19 tax credit workshop
September 19, 2016Downtown Historic District Design Guidelines now available
May 18City 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 12Landmarks Commission approves Cyrus Hotel
May 7 State awards Planning Department $41,700 in Historic Preservation Fund grants.
April 25Heritage Tourism grants approved.
March 16Pedestrian Master Plan approved by the City Council and MTPO
February 16, 2016Topeka City Council has approved the North Topeka West Neighborhood Plan
View the approved plan
December 15 2015 Hi-Crest Neighborhood Plan Update approved by City Council
November 20SW Arvonia/Huntoon/I-470 Traffic Study available to view here
October 23 City of Topeka Planning Department Receives 2015 Pioneer Award The City of Topeka Planning Department was awarded the
2015 Pioneer Award from the Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association for the
Land Use and Growth Management Plan (LUGMP) video. This represents the first-ever State-wide Planning award for the City of Topeka! It recognizes projects that demonstrate creativity and innovation in using planning to meet a community need or solve a public problem. The
LUGMP was approved by the Governing Body March 10, 2015, supporting fiscally responsible and sustainable growth policies by investing where we already are or can afford to be.
October 12 November 12 meeting scheduled to launch the development of Historic District Design Guidelines. Read more.
October 12 Announcing Early Site Plan Review (Pilot Program) The City is now requiring an early Site Plan Review application and preliminary approval prior to application for a building permit. Read more.
October 9Update to Topeka Worth Saving 2015 properties
September 16, 2015 City of Topeka to host Development Forum on Wednesday, September 23 from 11:30AM-12:30PM in the Holliday Building Conference Room (1st Floor) at 620 SE Madison. View more details.
September 15 Public Meetings Set for KTA Southeast Topeka Interchange Concept Study
August 25, 2015Register now to help with Bike Counts 2015, taking place September 16 and 19!
August 13, 2015 Topeka Landmarks Commission establishes standing Design Review Committee to assist owners and investors in historic properties understand and consider all applicable design guidelines and review standards in making modifications and alterations to their properties.
View more details.
July 22, 2015 National Park Service approves the first-ever listing of three new historic districts for Downtown Topeka in the National Register of Historic Places.
View the press release.
July 20, 2015National Register Historic Districts Listed in Downtown Topeka:
July 19, 2015Topeka Planning Commission Discussing Downtown ZoningPlanning Commission Discussion Items from 7/20/2015 Meeting
July 8, 2015 Topeka Pedestrian Master Plan to be topic of Coffee on your Corner
May 12, 2015 Neighborhood Health Update 2014 Released Interactive Neighborhood Health MapNeighborhood Health Update 2014
May 9, 2015 Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review approves listing of three Downtown Topeka Historic Districts to the Register of Historic Places.
May 9, 2015 Topeka Planning Department Receives Heritage Preservation Fund Grants
April 28, 2015 Heritage Tourism Grants Awarded by Transient Guest Tax Committee
March 23, 2015City Seeks Input on Topeka’s First Pedestrian Master Plan Community Workshop Scheduled
March 10, 2015Topeka Governing Body Approves LUGMP 2040CJOnline ArticlePlanning Commission Approves LUGMP 2040CJOnline Article (9/18/14)
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November 6, 2014Downtown Topeka National Register Nomination Process
October 14 City Council approves PUD14/3 - SW 29th and Gage
October 6, 2014 Topeka launches Interactive Neighborhood Revitalization Program Map
September 23, 2014 Topeka City Council approves the
Zoning Matrix Calibration
July 16, 2014City Wins Funding for Bikeways Master Plan Phase II
July 8, 2014 Topeka City Council approves Wrangler Ridge PUD
Press Release | About the project
May 13, 2014 Topeka Landmarks Commission present inaugural Endangered Properties List
May 6, 2014 Topeka City Council approves Historic Preservation Ordinance
May 7, 2014 City of Topeka Planning Department to host Development Review Forum
April 28, 2014 City of Topeka Planning Department to host Community Garden Community Meeting
April 11, 2014 Heritage Tourism Grant Awards made by Transient Guest Tax Committee
March 12, 2014 Census Report on Shawnee County Migration Patterns
March 11, 2014 City Council unanimously approves
Oakland Neighborhood Plan
February 12, 2014 City Planning Department Launches New Interactive
Local Landmarks Map
February 11, 2014 Westboro Neighborhood Conservation District unanimously approved by City Council
NCD Overlay Document
January 8, 2014 Bikeway Signs go up in Topeka promoting Master Bikeways Plan
January 7, 2014 Historic Preservation Plan unanimously approved by City Council
Historic Preservation Plan
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December 17, 2013 Topeka City Council approves the Historic North Topeka East Neighborhood Plan.
Historic North Topeka East Neighborhood Plan
December 9, 2013 Planning Department hosts public Q&A sessions for Temporary Sign Code Update
Public Comments |
Summary of Temp Sign Code update |
Ordinance recommended by Planning Commission
August 26, 2013 Topeka Planning Commission approves Public Hearing for ordinances - To be scheduled with Topeka City Council.
Draft Historic Preservation Ordinance (08-13-2013).
August 20, 2013 Topeka City Council approves Minor Plats, Lot Splits and Lot Line Adjustment Ordinance
Draft Minor Plats, Lot Splits and Lot Line Adjustment Ordinance |
Minutes of City Council 08-20-2013
July 16, 2013 City Council approves Electronic Message Center (EMC) Ordinance
June 10, 2013City Wins Big Grant to Develop Bikeways
June 4, 2013City Adds new Comprehensive Planning Manager – Dan Warner
May 7, 2013 City Adopts Neighborhood Conservation District Ordinances |
April 18, 2013 Planning Department launches Interactive Case Tracker
April 10, 2013 Historic North Topeka East Neighborhood Plan Begins
March 4, 2013New Neighborhood and Bikeways Planners added to staff
February 13, 2013Citizen Participation Process presented to City Council
January 18, 2013Fiander Named Topeka Planning Director
June 27-28, 2012
EPA Sustainable Communities Smart Growth Workshop Presentations
March 26, 2012
Neighborhood Element/2011 Neighborhood Health Maps adopted by Governing Body
March 12, 2012
Topeka Bikeways Master Plan (Adopted by MTPO)