The mission of the Planning Department 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 meets the 3rd Monday of each month.
Please join us for the next Topeka Planning Commission meeting on Monday, April 17, 2017, 6pm at the Municipal Building, 214 SE 8th Street, 2nd floor Council Chambers. (Televised)
We invite you to participate in the Topeka Regional Transportation Plan (Futures 2040).
Public neighborhood meetings held November 2, 3, 9 & 16. (View
Press Release and
Map of Locations of Neighborhood Meetings)View details about the meetings and additional information about Futures 2040
About Futures 2040
Futures2040 will look 24 years into the future to propose transportation projects.
March 2017Tennessee Town Neighborhood Plan kick-off meeting scheduled for March 29
Visit the Tennessee Town Neighborhood Plan page (located in our Planning Projects in Progress section)
February 23, 2017Topeka Planning Commission recommends approval for D-1 Zoning and other misc. amendments to the Zoning Code.
Amendments include a D-1 & D-3 Sign Standards handbook.
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
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