On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Downtown Topeka region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 13% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have been posted online, which means listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. 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 10,000 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 4 floors. Most buildings in this area 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 residents 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.