“What is really exciting about Downtown Topeka right now is that so many people want to be a part of the excitement. In the last 3-4 years, we have developed over 40 residential lofts and none of those lofts have sat vacant for more than 2 weeks. There is an energy downtown that I have never seen before and with the continuing development of Evergy Plaza and additional restaurants, I don’t see it slowing down.” - Mark Bernhide, Jackson Lofts
EQUITY & INCLUSION
Downtown Topeka is the heart of the community and serves as the mirror that reflects, demonstrates, and celebrates the diversity of its citizens.
It has a strong history rooted in commerce and inclusion and represents diversity of cultures, arts, entrepreneurs, innovative products, and services.
As representatives of Downtown Topeka, Inc., we strive to be a symbol of pride, prosperity, and diversity. We stand together against racism and discrimination and commit to being intentional in identifying factors that harm, exclude and eliminate members of our community.
As members and representatives of Downtown Topeka Inc., we pledge to foster an environment where all citizens and visitors feel welcome.
DTI provides administrative services and oversight for the Capital Business Improvement District (CBID) and the Downtown Topeka Foundation (DTF). The CBID is responsible for basic maintenance and snow removal of the core area and promotion of downtown in its entirety through marketing and events. The Downtown Topeka Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to provide cultural improvements for the downtown district and serves as the private sector organization responsible for private holdings and project oversight.