Business proprietors respond to NOTO coverage improvements

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

The Topeka City council recently approving two guidelines that companies hope will lead to improvements.

The very first coverage, acknowledges NOTO as a enterprise enhancement district. Beginning upcoming calendar year, service fees will begin going to businesses within just the place that will go directly into improvements for NOTO.

“We have been in favor of the enterprise progress district given that we started chatting about that,” Co-operator of Compass Level in NOTO Denise Selbee-koch claimed. “We think it aids our business and our neighboring businesses, it allows the metropolis of Topeka by developing excellent, risk-free, and clean and orderly company locations.” 

The 2nd plan, a bicycle ordinance, will ban bikes – skateboards – scooters – and other types of wheeled transportation from elements of the NOTO area, maintaining them off sidewalks and out of parks.

“I appreciate driving my bike,” Selbee-koch mentioned, “but frequently down right here its quite active with pedestrians, so bikes and pedestrians never truly combine nicely on the sidewalks.” 

Enterprise owners say the ordinance will be particularly valuable for situations like Initial Friday Artwork Walks, and other people hosted by NOTO.

“When we open our doors or just have people coming in and out of the shop bikers will zip and zig zag again and forth so for security explanations we are in favor of the bike ban on the sidewalks,” Selbee-koch said.

For those people that enjoy having their time through NOTO, searching at murals and window buying, this bike ordinance will make your buying a tiny much easier way too, leaving a lot more home on the sidewalk for pedestrians.