Enterprise homeowners react to NOTO policy improvements

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Significant adjustments are coming to the NOTO Arts and Amusement District in Topeka.

The Topeka City council a short while ago approving two procedures that corporations hope will lead to improvements.

The initially policy, recognizes NOTO as a business enhancement district. Starting upcoming yr, service fees will start off likely to businesses inside of the spot that will go right into advancements for NOTO.

“We have been in favor of the enterprise enhancement district considering the fact that we begun talking about that,” Co-operator of Compass Position in NOTO Denise Selbee-koch mentioned. “We assume it assists our business enterprise and our neighboring companies, it can help the town of Topeka by producing high-quality, secure, and clean up and orderly enterprise areas.” 

The 2nd plan, a bicycle ordinance, will ban bikes – skateboards – scooters – and other forms of wheeled transportation from parts of the NOTO location, retaining them off sidewalks and out of parks.

“I enjoy using my bike,” Selbee-koch said, “but typically down right here its very hectic with pedestrians, so bikes and pedestrians do not seriously mix very well on the sidewalks.” 

Organization entrepreneurs say the ordinance will be especially practical for activities like First Friday Art Walks, and other individuals hosted by NOTO.

“When we open our doorways or just have men and women coming in and out of the shop bikers will zip and zig zag back and forth so for protection explanations we are in favor of the bike ban on the sidewalks,” Selbee-koch reported.

For these that get pleasure from having their time by way of NOTO, on the lookout at murals and window procuring, this bicycle ordinance will make your shopping a tiny less complicated too, leaving far more place on the sidewalk for pedestrians.