Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown Topeka submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $9 per sqft per year. That's a 50% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have been listed, which means spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,750 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 4 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1925 and are Class B.
This area is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Information is the dominant industry in this market. Most of the folk of Downtown Topeka work from home. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.