Comprehensive Planning


The Land Use and Growth Management Plan (LUGMP) includes policies for growth management, land use, and annexation.Read more about the Land Use and Growth Management Plan and its 2040 update.

Neighborhood Conservation Districts

Neighborhood Conservation District designation protects and strengthens the desirable and unique physical features, design characteristics, and recognized identity, charm and flavor of a neighborhood.
Read more about Neighborhood Conservation Districts

View the Westboro Neighborhood Conservation District Document

View the Elmhurst Neighborhood Conservation District Document

Neighborhood Health Maps

The Neighborhood Element of the Comprehensive Plan includes summaries and maps from 2000, 2003, 2007, 2011, and 2014.

Read more about the Neighborhood Element/Neighborhood Health Maps

Neighborhood Plans

Neighborhood-specific plans are developed by the residents to show their vision and goals for the future of their neighborhood.

Read more and view adopted plans

Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation is an element of the Comprehensive Plan. The Historic Preservation Plan of Topeka examines historic preservation within the city and the role that historic assets play in the city’s economy and quality of life.

Learn more about Historic Preservation

National Historic Districts in Topeka (includes South Kansas Avenue Commercial Historic District (aka Downtown Historic District)

View the Historic Preservation Plan document

Parks & Open Space Plan

Parks and open spaces are important for people of all generations to exercise, spend time with family and friends, to play, enjo nature, and simply relax from the stresses of modern day society. and Open Space Element of the Comprehensive Plan. Topekans enjoy a wide variety of both active and passive recreational opportunities locaed in a comprehensive system of City, County and State parks.

View the Parks and Open Space Plan Document

Other Plans & Documents of Interest

Economic Development

This plan defines Topeka’s place within the regional, national, and global economies and how it intends to achieve its stated goals in the next 25 years.
View the Economic Development Plan.

Reuse of Sumner School

Feasibility Study and Structural Assessment of the Historic Sumner School Building.
Review the summary on the Reuse of Sumner School.


Downtown Topeka Redevelopment Plan

View the redevelopment plan