This Plan made recommendations to create a vibrant, mixed income community by not only will it protect 520 units of deeply subsidized housing, but also creating almost 600 new affordable units and 600 market rate units. In addition, the plan called for a new public school, recreation center, playing fields and parks, health clinic and neighborhood library. The plan also included a Human Capital Plan to provides the tools for move families toward self sufficiency as their neighborhood changes. Northwest One is located between two rapidly changing neighborhoods – Mt. Vernon Triangle and the area known as NOMA (North of Massachusetts Avenue).
Both of these neighborhoods are undergoing tremendous change. Change in these neighborhoods along with recent major decreases in crime, the potential easing of affordable housing restrictions and growth around the neighborhood have dramatically increased development interest and pressure in NW1. The Council of the District of Columbia approved the plan July 2006 through resolution #R16-0466. Archival information on the public engagement process, hearing transcript, and public comment responses can be requested through the project manager.