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, worked with community stakeholders to develop an investment plan for Columbia Heights target area, which is bounded by Spring Road / Rock Creek Church Road to the north, and Florida Avenue to the south. The area is bounded by Warder Street (from Rock Creek Church Road to Gresham Place) / Georgia Avenue (Gresham Place to Euclid Street) / Sherman Avenue (Euclid Street to Florida Avenue) to the east and Mt Pleasant Street / Columbia Road / Champlain Street to the west.
The Council of the District of Columbia approved this plan on December 2, 2008 through Resolution 17-0878. Archival information on the public engagement process, hearing transcript, and public comment responses can be requested through the project manager.