The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Downtown Topeka region is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $3 per sqft per year. That's a 14% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have been made available, which means listings are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 50% of the listings in the Downtown Topeka are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,750 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 4 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1925 and are Class B.
This region is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Information is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the occupants 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.