An analysis of the Topeka Kansas downtown district to determine a process of rejuvenation

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Show simple item record Munz-Pritchard, Christine Patricia 2011-05-06T18:12:25Z 2011-05-06T18:12:25Z 2011-05-06
dc.description.abstract This report is a reconnaissance analysis of the Topeka, Kansas downtown district to determine a process of rejuvenation. Many office buildings are established in or near the downtown core, and bring an estimated 30,000 employees to the area; however, after 5:00 PM much of the work force leaves the downtown making it difficult for retail and entertainment businesses to stay open. The purpose of this study is to analyze the downtown district of Topeka in terms of its strengths and weaknesses, and determine the steps that must be taken before a process of rejuvenation can occur. To accomplish this, the study examines strategic data such as a workforce profile, location information, public facilities, historical and current demographics of the city, along with specific information on the downtown area such as past and present plans for renovation. This analysis also includes current plans in the downtown and how they might impact the future physical development of the central core of downtown Topeka such as the potential realignment of Interstate 70. The key to making any downtown project a success is to acknowledge the weaknesses and threats of the area and to recast them as potential opportunities and strengths for the area. This is why the study has a building survey and a S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Strengths) analysis. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Rejuvenation en_US
dc.subject Topeka en_US
dc.subject SWOT en_US
dc.subject Downtown en_US
dc.title An analysis of the Topeka Kansas downtown district to determine a process of rejuvenation en_US
dc.type Report en_US Master of Regional and Community Planning en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Architecture and Regional and Community Planning en_US
dc.description.advisor John W. Keller en_US
dc.subject.umi Urban Planning (0999) en_US 2011 en_US May en_US

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