Taxpayers are on the hook for at least $2.6 million in development costs because of the Topeka City Council’s 2006 vote to provide tax-increment financing to improve central Topeka’s College Hill business district.
Still, Greater Topeka Partnership official Curtis Sneden says that project brought a positive transformation to that part of the city by replacing rundown structures with new apartment buildings and retail space.
“That entire area is better off,” said Sneden, the partnership’s senior vice president.
He was among those The Topeka Capital-Journal contacted this past week as it responded to a question posed through its reader engagement project, ”#TopCity What? You ask. We answer.”
Capital-Journal reader Lyndon Johnson asked for information about the city’s existing TIF districts a...Read More