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    NOTO Arts District Master Planning

    Heartland Visioning, NOTO Arts District Partners, and Redbud Foundation started a major new planning initiative that will address the future of the NOTO Arts District and surrounding North Topeka community. The Redbud Foundation, which has been a long-time supporter of NOTO, is funding the effort. Heartland Visioning serves as the overall coordinator. See more plans here!

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    National Park Service Oregon Trail - Pappan's Ferry Design Charette

    The National Park Service has identified the Pappan’s Ferry crossing on the Oregon Trail in Topeka as a significant site. They conducted a week long Design Charette including landscape architects, interpretive specialist, and lots of community input. See the activities and updates here.  

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     Topeka, America's Crossroads to Freedom

    We are proud of our past. We have a vision for the future. We are Topeka Proud! Celebrating our rich heritage, diversity, past, and future this video certainly leaves you feeling Topeka proud. View and share the video here

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    Shawnee County Parks + Recreation has a new master plan

    Heartland Visioning and Shawnee County Parks & Recreation partnered to communicate the new master plan with the public in community engagements this fall. Read more about the master plan and contact us if you would like a presentation done with your organization.   

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    Community Helped Develop 2014-2016 Priorities

    In 2013 Heartland Visioning held 21 community meetings all around Topeka and Shawnee County. Building off our massive community meetings five years earlier (read the 2008 strategic plan here) Heartland Visioning used the comments and feedback provided by citizens of Topeka and Shawnee County to help develop our 2014-2016 priorities.

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    Did you know development of NOTO came directly out of our Steering Committee?

    During the 2008 community meetings, our citizens expressed a desire for the development of an arts district. This idea was included in our 2008 Strategic Plan and our Steering Committee Volunteers formed NOTO, vibrant arts district in North Topeka. 

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    Heartland Visioning is comprised of volunteers.

    It is the dedication from our amazing volunteers that have brought success into projects such as NOTO and the coordination of the Downtown Redevelopment. They have also provided endless opportunities for collaboration with multiple community initiatives. See who serve on our Management Committee and Steering Committee.

News Updates

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Provides Free Books to Shawnee County Children Birth to 5 Years Old



(TOPEKA, KS) Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a free book program for children from birth to 5 years old, is now available in Shawnee County.

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2040 Transportation Plan Public Meeting

MTPO to Unveil Futures 2040 Plan Recommendations

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