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 the Shaw target area, which is defined as starting at the corner of 9th Street and Florida Avenue, NW, east along Florida Avenue, NW, to North Capitol Street, south along North Capitol Street to Massachusetts Avenue, west along Massachusetts Avenue, NW, to 9th Street, NW, and north along 9th Street, NW, to Florida Avenue, NW.
The Council of the District of Columbia approved this plan on December 2, 2008 through Resolution 17-0885 . Archival information on the public engagement process, hearing transcript, and public comment responses can be requested through the project manager.