The mission of Downtown Topeka, Inc. is to to ensure Topeka’s downtown is the center of a thriving regional economy through recruiting, retaining and engaging commercial, cultural and residential opportunities.
As well as overseeing the DTI Membership Association, DTI also 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; raising funds for the purpose of preserving, restoring and improving buildings, lands, streets, parks, monuments and other historical and cultural aspects of the downtown area.
Our efforts to provide the community with free concerts in our downtown has been rewarded by receiving the following awards:
- 2016 Arty Award for Community Arts – Presented by Arts Connect
- 2016 Waldo B. Heywood Award for Extraordinary Support of the Arts – Presented by the Topeka Civic Theatre
In addition, Downtown Topeka was chosen the state’s Top Downtown by National Life Group Main Streets Across America in 2016. The designation was given to Downtown Topeka for its “strong main street values where businesses, families and individuals come together to support each other and to live, work and play. It is a place where people gather to celebrate history and heroes, pass traditions from one generation to the next and build strong and vibrant communities with new and fresh ideas”.
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