One of the requirements of the enabling legislation, the Neighborhood Investment Act of 2004, is for the Mayor to develop NIF Investment Plans for each of the target area using input from community stakeholders including the Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners, residents, business owners, faith community, not-for-profit organizations, among other groups. The purpose of the Investment Plan is to set community priorities for how the NIF funds should be utilized in the target area over a five year period.
The District of Columbia Office of Planning in partnership with the NIF Program’s implementing agency, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, is working with community stakeholders to develop an investment plan for the Anacostia target area. The target area is defined as starting at the Anacostia waterfront and Good Hope Road, SE, southeast along Good Hope Road, SE, to Naylor Road, SE, southeast on Naylor Road, SE to Alabama Avenue, SE, southwest on Alabama Avenue, SE, to the Suitland Parkway, northwest along the Suitland Parkway to 18th Street, SE, north on 18th Street, SE to Erie Street, SE to Morris Road, SE, and northwest on Morris Road, SE to the Anacostia waterfront.
The Council of the District of Columbia approved this plan on December 2, 2008 through Resolution 17-0883. Archival information on the public engagement process, hearing transcript, and public comment responses can be requested through the project manager.