Zach Ahrens – President and Publisher

Morgan Chilson (Business Editor) & Susan Cantrell (VP of Sales and Marketing)


The Topeka Capital-Journal’s Downtown Topeka: Building Blocks edition celebrates the excitement of downtown revitalization coming to fruition as decades of talk has turned to reality and concrete plans for continued future development. Our intended 8-page section ballooned to 44 full-color pages as businesses and downtown supporters embraced this opportunity to detail the steps it took to achieve what has been accomplished – and the work that still needs to be done. The content in the section is diverse and includes the following:
–  Interviews with downtown leaders and visionaries

–  How millennials affected views about the future of the city’s core

–  Architectural renderings of 600-900 blocks of S. Kansas Avenue, provided by Architect One

–  Business owners – stalwarts and fledglings – talk about enterprising efforts

–  162 years of history at a glance

–  Find out who are 30 of the movers & shakers that helped make redevelopment happen

–  Why beautification matters

–  Downtown loft living is happening now

–  What’s next

The edition will print as a special addition to the Sunday June 26 Topeka Capital-Journal.