• JayhawkPhoto courtesy Gizmo Pictures

    Jayhawk Theatre Making a Comeback

    Jeff Carson has taken the lead on preparing the Jayhawk Theatre for a comeback in the Topeka community. This 900 seat historic theatre and its many supporters are working hard to build a state of the art movie theatre. With new renovations happening to downtown, the Jayhawk is sure to draw attention.




  • Priority Slide

    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.

  • Art students and artist in NOTO.Photo by Carol Bradbury, Bloomerang Studios

    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. Head over and check out the business and see some cool art on a First Friday Art walk.

  • Businesses are still open in downtown TopekaPhoto courtesy Fast Forward Topeka

    Don't forget, the Downtown businesses are still open during the construction.

    Our Dynamic Core team is currently woring on the coordination and oversight of the development of Downtown, Riverfront and the North Topeka Arts District (NOTO.)

  • Heartland Visioning Steering CommitteePhoto courtesy Heartland Visioning

    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.

Did you know?

Visioning Takes Time!  Much of our early start-up work involving large project change required years of planning and development. Today, our Downtown is being revitalized – project completion is set for 2016.

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Partner Focus

Vision Partners are individuals and organizations that endorse and support the Heartland Visioning Strategic Plan, adopt strategies and do what they can to make them happen.

Steering Committee

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Fri Jul 10 @ 7:00AM Steering Committee

News Updates

Community Invited to Shape the Future of Extension Programs

Shawnee County residents are invited to share their ideas about what educational programs Shawnee County K-State Research and Extension should offer in the future.

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Jayhawk Theatre Making a Comeback


Jeff Carson has taken the lead on preparing the Jayhawk Theatre for a comeback in the Topeka community.

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2014 Letter from the Chair

Gina Photo 2013 

I've lived and worked in our community for almost ten years. This is not the community I moved to.

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