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 The Topeka Planning Department assists with the City of Topeka’s economic development efforts through a combination of economic incentives, information sharing, and long range planning. ​


Neighborhood Revitalization LogoAbout The Neighborhood Revitalization Program

The Planning Department administers the City’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP), which provides tax rebates to property owners making improvements that raise the appraised value of residential property by 10% and of commercial property by 20%. The program is intended to promote the revitalization of the City’s Intensive Care/ At Risk neighborhoods and Downtown by creating an incentive for the rehabilitation, conservation, and redevelopment of these areas.

Rebates are offered up to 95% for 10 years for historic properties (National, State, or Local) and intensive care neighborhoods. Applications must be received prior to or no later than 60 days after building permit approval or start of construction (if a building permit is not required). For further information, please see links below or contact Annie Driver at (785) 368-3010 or adriver@topeka.org

Additional economic incentives for neighborhood improvements are offered through the Neighborhood Relations Department. They offer assistance with redevelopment loans and grants for affordable housing creation and community development opportunities. For more information, contact Neighborhood Relations at (785) 368-3711. For additional financial incentives for Historic Preservation projects, visit the Planning Department’s Historic Preservation page.

 

Information Sharing

The City of Topeka’s economic development efforts are supported through technical information sharing. Several programmatic and demographic resources are listed below:

For additional information on incentives for attracting and retaining businesses that provide primary jobs, as well as, site selection information, contact GO Topeka or the Topeka Area Chamber of Commerce at (785) 234-2644.

 

Long Range Planning

For information on the City of Topeka’s long range plans that assist in guiding redevelopment and future growth within and around Topeka, visit the Planning Department’s Comprehensive Planning page. In addition, the following plans directly contribute toward the City of Topeka’s economic development efforts:

Contact

Bill Fiander, AICP

Planning Director
Email

Kris Wagers

Administrative Officer
Email
785-368-3728
Fax: 785-368-2535

620 SE Madison
Topeka, KS 66607

Planning Contacts


Licensing & Inspections

785-368-3905

Permits

785-368-3704