CPA20/01 East Topeka North Neighborhood Plan

2020/2021 East Topeka North Neighborhood Plan & SORT Redevelopment Program

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East Topeka North Map

CPA20/01 by the City of Topeka amending the text and map of the City of Topeka’s Comprehensive Plan updating the East Topeka North Neighborhood Plan. East Topeka North is located just to the East of Downtown Topeka, Kansas and is bounded by SE 6th Avenue to the south, the BNSF Rail lines to the west and north, and Deer Creek to the east.

East Topeka North was awarded the 2020 Stages of Resource Targeting (SORT) neighborhood improvement program through the City of Topeka. SORT is designed to increase the quality of life through targeted infrastructure and affordable housing investments.




View a copy of the most recent plan draft


Special Announcement:

The City of Topeka Planning Division in partnership with the East Topeka North NIA, is holding a neighborhood-wide Zoom meeting to cover the draft East Topeka North Neighborhood Plan. Zoom meeting information will only be sent to residents who contact Bryson Risley at or 785-368-3005. If you do not have access to a computer a physical copy of the agenda can be delivered to you with a call in number.

The draft East Topeka North plan can be viewed here. If you have any questions comments or concerns please contact Bryson Risley at .


August Update: Infrastructure and Parks

In place of an in person meeting the public input will be handled online. The August meeting webpage covers infrastructure and parks and to gain input from you includes a click and comment map and two surveys. The new webpage is designed to provide background information, guide the survey questions, and allow you to provide maximum input. The surveys will be active until September 4th with the webpage staying open.

Infrastructure and Parks webpage

The two surveys below can be found on the webpage. Be sure to check out the click and comment map found at the end of the infrastructure section!

Infrastructure Survey

Parks Survey


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Helpful Documents


2020 Planning Meetings to date

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Neighborhood Plan
Bryson Risley
Community Engagement
LaToya Burnett-Martinez



The Process of the update

  • April 9 Conference Call Scheduled…Due to ongoing concerns associated with coronavirus, in person East Topeka North SORT Plan Review meetings have been suspended. To continue the progression of the East Topeka North Neighborhood Plan, a conference call will be held on April 9th at 6:00 PM. A copy of the agenda can be seen here.
  • On February 6, 2020 the East Topeka North Kick off meeting was held at the Salvation Army. The meeting included details from the 2002 East Topeka Revitalization Plan and existing conditions, and allowed members of the community to provide feedback on the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for the East Topeka North.

The following questions were presented at the meeting:

      • What is one thing you would fix or change about East Topeka North?
      • What is one thing you want to preserve about East Topeka North?
      • How do you see East Topeka North in 15 Years?

These questions can be found on slides 26-28 of the presentation. If you would like to provide feedback it can be sent to Bryson Risley at or at (785) 368-3005.

View the presentation slides

  • On March 5th, 2020 the East Topeka North SORT Plan Review Committee met to discuss existing housing conditions, rehabilitation funding programs through SORT, vision statement, as well as overarching goals and guiding principles for the neighborhood plan. You can see a copy of the agenda here.

For additional information about the update to the East Topeka North Neighborhood Plan, or to provide feedback, contact Bryson Risley by email or call him at 785.368.3005.

Check back periodically for updates.