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For Sale

837 N. Kansas Ave

Three story building erected in 1880. First floor is currently being used as retail space. The second floor is rented as residential. Third floor was originally a ballroom, but is in need of renovation. Space is 5,800 square feet. $140,000.

For Lease

900 N. Kansas Ave

1,500 sq. ft first floor corner building, formally known as Portico. 900 N Kansas Ave is available for lease now, available September 1st. One month deposit due. Lessor responsible for all utilities. Gas, water, electric. Building has central heating and air conditioning. Cost $1,500 per month.

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vendors in

NOTO ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

NOTO encourages vendors to be part of the arts and entertainment community, and want to make sure the experience is good for the vendor, NOTO businesses, and visitors. There are various locations vendors may set-up in the district. To minimize sidewalk congestion, vendors are encouraged to set-up on private property at the established market areas or on other properties which require transient permits.

The NOTO Arts and Entertainment District organization manages locations throughout the NOTO District that serve as market areas, private property were vendors may sell items on the property as part of a market without obtaining a transient permit from the City.

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A sidewalk vendor is any person, other than a mobile food vendor, who engages in the business of selling merchandise on a public sidewalk.

Requirements/Application:

  • Written permission of property owner or tenant if the applicant is conducting business on a public sidewalk located in front of a retail business
  • Written permission of each property owner(s) or tenant(s) located immediately adjacent
  • Certificate of insurance demonstrating general liability coverage in an amount not less than $500,000 per single incident
  • Permit fee: $10 per day

A transient vendor is any person, other than a mobile food vendor or a market area vendor, who engages in a temporary business of selling merchandise and operates on private property.

Requirements/Application:

  • Written authorization of property owner or lessee indicating permission.
  • Permit fee: $10 per day

APPLY FOR PERMIT

Commonly referred to as “food trucks,” this is any person, other than a transient vendor or sidewalk vendor, who offers food and/or beverage for sale from a mobile food unit (self-contained vehicle, trailer, cart, etc).

Requirements/Application

  • If operations on private property, required to identify the owner and attach his/her written authorization.
  • Food vendors have no exclusive right to specific areas or locations on public property.
  • Permit fee: $300 per year
vendors in

NOTO ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

NOTO encourages vendors to be part of the arts and entertainment community, and want to make sure the experience is good for the vendor, NOTO businesses, and visitors. There are various locations vendors may set-up in the district. To minimize sidewalk congestion, vendors are encouraged to set-up on private property at the established market areas or on other properties which require transient permits.

There are two locations in the NOTO District established as market areas, private property where vendors may sell items on the property as part of a market without obtaining a transient permit by the City. Each site is owned by distinct entities with their own requirements and price structure. For more information and to apply, select location links.

NOTO Arts Center Courtyard
935 N. Kansas

Compass Point Courtyard
800 N. Kansas

A sidewalk vendor is any person, other than a mobile food vendor, who engages in the business of selling merchandise on a public sidewalk.

Requirements/Application:

  • Written permission of property owner or tenant if the applicant is conducting business on a public sidewalk located in front of a retail business
  • Written permission of each property owner(s) or tenant(s) located immediately adjacent
  • Certificate of insurance demonstrating general liability coverage in an amount not less than $500,000 per single incident
  • Permit fee: $10 per day

A transient vendor is any person, other than a mobile food vendor or a market area vendor, who engages in a temporary business of selling merchandise and operates on private property.

Requirements/Application:

  • Written authorization of property owner or lessee indicating permission.
  • Permit fee: $10 per day

APPLY FOR PERMIT

Commonly referred to as “food trucks,” this is any person, other than a transient vendor or sidewalk vendor, who offers food and/or beverage for sale from a mobile food unit (self-contained vehicle, trailer, cart, etc).

Requirements/Application

  • If operations on private property, required to identify the owner and attach his/her written authorization.
  • Food vendors have no exclusive right to specific areas or locations on public property.
  • Permit fee: $300 per year

special events in

NOTO ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

NOTO embraces special events in the district and we encourage groups to work with NOTO to ensure a successful experience. There are times when a special event may warrant the closing of the street. While anyone can apply for a special event permit, keep in mind that closing a street impacts the already limited parking and access to business and should only be done when there are no other viable options. Before applying for an event, organizers are encouraged to meet with NOTO to discuss appropriate levels of NOTO support:

Sponsorship

  1. Events that are NOTO sponsored means that the NOTO organization has primary or co-ownership of the event. As such, the NOTO organization has a role in program, schedule, costs, promotion, and so on.  The NOTO organization would be responsible for processing street closing if necessary.

Affiliate

  1. This level of support means that the NOTO organization may support the event through co-branding, promotion, and informing businesses in the district, but does not have a role in program development nor is it responsible for processing street closings.

Acknowledgement

  1. There are events that are simply in the NOTO area and is not affiliated with the NOTO organization. NOTO can inform the district of event though if it involves closing the street does excuse the requestor from making contact with business owners as outlined in the City of Topeka Special Event Permit Application.
special events in

NOTO ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

NOTO embraces special events in the district and we encourage groups to work with NOTO to ensure a successful experience. There are times when a special event may warrant the closing of the street. While anyone can apply for a special event permit, keep in mind that closing a street impacts the already limited parking and access to business and should only be done when there are no other viable options. Before applying for an event, organizers are encouraged to meet with NOTO to discuss appropriate levels of NOTO support:

Sponsorship

  1. Events that are NOTO sponsored means that the NOTO organization has primary or co-ownership of the event. As such, the NOTO organization has a role in program, schedule, costs, promotion, and so on.  The NOTO organization would be responsible for processing street closing if necessary.

Affiliate

  1. This level of support means that the NOTO organization may support the event through co-branding, promotion, and informing businesses in the district, but does not have a role in program development nor is it responsible for processing street closings.

Acknowledgement

  1. There are events that are simply in the NOTO area and is not affiliated with the NOTO organization. NOTO can inform the district of event though if it involves closing the street does excuse the requestor from making contact with business owners as outlined in the City of Topeka Special Event Permit Application.

street closings in

NOTO ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

Guidelines for Closing the Street in NOTO

The following are best practices we ask organizations to abide by when holding a special event that involves closing the street.

Time of Street Closing

    Again, closing the street is disruptive to the area businesses and should not be closed until absolutely necessary. Assuming significant set-up is not required, the street should not be closed any sooner than 2 hours prior to an event.

Vendor / Display Locations

  1. Whether on a sidewalk or on a street, please follow the same guidelines established by the City of Topeka for sidewalk vendors:
    • Obtain written permission of the property owner or tenant in front and those adjacent to the location
    • Ensure there is access of at least five feet in width for passage of wheelchairs and electric personal assistive mobility devices.

Trash Cans

    The trash cans in the area are owned by businesses. As such, they should not be moved without permission of the business.

Alcohol

    If alcohol is to be served at the event, local establishments may apply to the state to extend their area.

Gate Staffing

    The sponsor is responsible to staff access gates throughout the duration of the event.
street closings in

NOTO ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

The NOTO Arts and Entertainment District organization offers an array of venues that may be leased for private events. A NOTO Arts Center staff member is present for all rentals to ensure the event is trouble-free. All rentals are priced per hour with a three-hour minimum. Rates vary depending on day and time, with weekend rates, Friday at 5:00p.m. through Sunday, at a higher cost. A rental agreement and deposit is required for all facility rentals. Friends of NOTO receive a 25% discount on rental fees.  NOTO programs and events take priority over private rentals.

Guidelines for Closing the Street in NOTO

The following are best practices we ask organizations to abide by when holding a special event that involves closing the street.

Time of Street Closing

    Again, closing the street is disruptive to the area businesses and should not be closed until absolutely necessary. Assuming significant set-up is not required, the street should not be closed any sooner than 2 hours prior to an event.

Vendor / Display Locations

  1. Whether on a sidewalk or on a street, please follow the same guidelines established by the City of Topeka for sidewalk vendors:
    • Obtain written permission of the property owner or tenant in front and those adjacent to the location
    • Ensure there is access of at least five feet in width for passage of wheelchairs and electric personal assistive mobility devices.

Trash Cans

    The trash cans in the area are owned by businesses. As such, they should not be moved without permission of the business.

Alcohol

    If alcohol is to be served at the event, local establishments may apply to the state to extend their area.

Gate Staffing

    The sponsor is responsible to staff access gates throughout the duration of the event.

venues in

NOTO ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

The NOTO Arts and Entertainment District organization offers an array of venues that may be leased for private events. A NOTO Arts Center staff member is present for all rentals to ensure the event is trouble-free. All rentals are priced per hour with a three-hour minimum. Rates vary depending on day and time, with weekend rates, Friday at 5:00p.m. through Sunday, at a higher cost. A rental agreement and deposit is required for all facility rentals. Friends of NOTO receive a 25% discount on rental fees.  NOTO programs and events take priority over private rentals.

The historic NOTO Arts Center was originally built as a federal post office in 1938. It is a Classical Revival architectural style building with detailing in the window arches and a glass fanlight window over entry. Starting in the early 1980’s the building was used by various businesses until it was purchased and donated by Stan and Jody Teeter in 2014 to serve as an arts center. It is a unique venue for meetings, workshops and small events. The facility may be set in multiple options to serve your unique needs and includes use of all common areas, including the Redbud Community Room, the Morris Art Gallery, the foyer, a small serving kitchen, and two restrooms. Use of various types and sizes of tables and chairs are included; linens are available for an additional fee.

Lease fee: $60 per hour weekdays; $100 per hour weekends.

The Teeter Courtyard is an area of approximately 3200 square feet painted by artist Shelly Bedsaul with a fun and colorful design. A canopy of lights covers most of the courtyard and features a 16’ x 7’ stage. The courtyard be leased as part of the Arts Center lease or independent of the Arts Center. Leases independent of an Arts Center lease do not include access the Arts Center facilities.

Lease fee as part of an Arts Center lease: $15 per hour weekdays; $25 per hour weekends. Lease fee independent of an Arts Center lease: $25 per hour weekdays; $35 per hour weekends.

Redbud Park is a great venue for large special events. Formerly a parking lot that housed industrial equipment, the area was transformed in 2019 to a park that celebrates the visual and performing arts. The park features several small sculpture gardens, the pavilion, and an outdoor stage. Total size of the park is approximately 25,000 square feet, including the pavilion and stage. While the park is private property it is generally considered as public space. As such, special conditions are established for lease of the entire park, including security and use of a licensed liquor caterer.

Lease fee: $225 per hour weekdays; $300 per hour weekends.

The Pavilion at Redbud Park is a central feature the park. Originally built as a service shed for heavy equipment, the building was refurbished as part the park construction in 2019. The industrial character of this 1800 square foot building is balanced with innovative finishes that lend an “artsy” feel. With 13.5 feet ceilings and large barn doors in the main area, the facility offers a large, open atmosphere suitable for a variety of events. The main part of the building is an area of about 40’ x 28’ with an 8’ stage at one end. At the other end is a winding stair case that goes to a small mezzanine. The facility has two restrooms and a small serving kitchen.

Lease fee: $60 per hour weekdays; $100 per hour weekends.

The Kaw Valley Bank Stage includes a gazebo and large deck that connects to the Pavilion.

Lease fee as part of Pavilion lease: $15 per hour weekdays; $25 per hour weekends. Lease fee independent of Pavilion lease: $25 per hour weekdays; $35 per hour weekends.

Contract and Payment

Facilities will not be held without completed lease contract and payment.

venues in

NOTO ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

The NOTO Arts and Entertainment District organization offers an array of venues that may be leased for private events. A NOTO Arts Center staff member is present for all rentals to ensure the event is trouble-free. All rentals are priced per hour with a three-hour minimum. Rates vary depending on day and time, with weekend rates, Friday at 5:00p.m. through Sunday, at a higher cost. A rental agreement and deposit is required for all facility rentals. Friends of NOTO receive a 25% discount on rental fees.  NOTO programs and events take priority over private rentals.

The historic NOTO Arts Center was originally built as a federal post office in 1938. It is a Classical Revival architectural style building with detailing in the window arches and a glass fanlight window over entry. Starting in the early 1980’s the building was used by various businesses until it was purchased and donated by Stan and Jody Teeter in 2014 to serve as an arts center. It is a unique venue for meetings, workshops and small events. The facility may be set in multiple options to serve your unique needs and includes use of all common areas, including the Redbud Community Room, the Morris Art Gallery, the foyer, a small serving kitchen, and two restrooms. Use of various types and sizes of tables and chairs are included; linens are available for an additional fee.

Lease fee: $60 per hour weekdays; $100 per hour weekends.

The Teeter Courtyard is an area of approximately 3200 square feet painted by artist Shelly Bedsaul with a fun and colorful design. A canopy of lights covers most of the courtyard and features a 16’ x 7’ stage. The courtyard be leased as part of the Arts Center lease or independent of the Arts Center. Leases independent of an Arts Center lease do not include access the Arts Center facilities.

Lease fee as part of an Arts Center lease: $15 per hour weekdays; $25 per hour weekends. Lease fee independent of an Arts Center lease: $25 per hour weekdays; $35 per hour weekends.

Redbud Park is a great venue for large special events. Formerly a parking lot that housed industrial equipment, the area was transformed in 2019 to a park that celebrates the visual and performing arts. The park features several small sculpture gardens, the pavilion, and an outdoor stage. Total size of the park is approximately 25,000 square feet, including the pavilion and stage. While the park is private property it is generally considered as public space. As such, special conditions are established for lease of the entire park, including security and use of a licensed liquor caterer.

Lease fee: $225 per hour weekdays; $300 per hour weekends.

The Pavilion at Redbud Park is a central feature the park. Originally built as a service shed for heavy equipment, the building was refurbished as part the park construction in 2019. The industrial character of this 1800 square foot building is balanced with innovative finishes that lend an “artsy” feel. With 13.5 feet ceilings and large barn doors in the main area, the facility offers a large, open atmosphere suitable for a variety of events. The main part of the building is an area of about 40’ x 28’ with an 8’ stage at one end. At the other end is a winding stair case that goes to a small mezzanine. The facility has two restrooms and a small serving kitchen.

Lease fee: $60 per hour weekdays; $100 per hour weekends.

The Kaw Valley Bank Stage includes a gazebo and large deck that connects to the Pavilion.

Lease fee as part of Pavilion lease: $15 per hour weekdays; $25 per hour weekends. Lease fee independent of Pavilion lease: $25 per hour weekdays; $35 per hour weekends.

Contract and Payment

Facilities will not be held without completed lease contract and payment.

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