Small business proprietors respond to NOTO coverage modifications

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

The Topeka Metropolis council just lately approving two guidelines that enterprises hope will guide to enhancements.

The 1st policy, recognizes NOTO as a organization improvement district. Beginning up coming year, charges will get started going to businesses in just the area that will go right into improvements for NOTO.

“We have been in favor of the business growth district considering that we started out chatting about that,” Co-proprietor of Compass Place in NOTO Denise Selbee-koch explained. “We believe it aids our enterprise and our neighboring organizations, it helps the city of Topeka by building high-quality, safe, and cleanse and orderly enterprise locations.” 

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

“I love riding my bicycle,” Selbee-koch reported, “but normally down listed here its pretty busy with pedestrians, so bikes and pedestrians don’t actually blend well on the sidewalks.” 

Enterprise homeowners say the ordinance will be particularly practical for situations like Very first Friday Artwork Walks, and other folks hosted by NOTO.

“When we open our doors or just have persons coming in and out of the store bikers will zip and zig zag back again and forth so for protection reasons we are in favor of the bike ban on the sidewalks,” Selbee-koch stated.

For those people that love getting their time as a result of NOTO, wanting at murals and window buying, this bike ordinance will make your purchasing a very little easier also, leaving extra room on the sidewalk for pedestrians.