Business owners react to NOTO coverage modifications

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

The Topeka Town council just lately approving two policies that businesses hope will lead to improvements.

The initially plan, recognizes NOTO as a business enhancement district. Beginning next 12 months, expenses will start off heading to enterprises in just the space that will go straight into enhancements for NOTO.

“We have been in favor of the small business enhancement district since we started off chatting about that,” Co-operator of Compass Issue in NOTO Denise Selbee-koch said. “We feel it will help our company and our neighboring corporations, it allows the metropolis of Topeka by acquiring excellent, safe, and clean and orderly small business locations.” 

The second coverage, a bicycle ordinance, will ban bikes – skateboards – scooters – and other forms of wheeled transportation from areas of the NOTO space, preserving them off sidewalks and out of parks.

“I adore riding my bicycle,” Selbee-koch reported, “but normally down below its extremely active with pedestrians, so bikes and pedestrians never actually blend well on the sidewalks.” 

Business enterprise entrepreneurs say the ordinance will be primarily useful for functions like Initial Friday Artwork Walks, and other people hosted by NOTO.

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

For all those that love getting their time through NOTO, on the lookout at murals and window searching, this bike ordinance will make your searching a minimal less difficult far too, leaving more room on the sidewalk for pedestrians.