- The Mayor shall develop a neighborhood investment plan designed to accomplish the goals of this subchapter for each targeted area, which shall be:
- Developed with input from Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, community groups, neighborhood institutions, the faith community, representatives of the business community, and other neighborhood stakeholders;
- Submitted to the affected Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, community groups, neighborhood institutions, the faith community, representatives of the business community, and other neighborhood stakeholders for a comment period of one month; and
- Submitted by the Mayor to the Council for a 45-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the proposed plan, in whole or in part, by resolution within this 45-day review period, the proposed plan shall be deemed approved.
- The neighborhood investment plans shall detail, where appropriate, the use of the following tools for neighborhood investment:
- The establishment of a pooled or subsidized revenue bond for the use of businesses and organizations within the Neighborhood Investment Program target areas;
- The use of tax increment financing districts for the Neighborhood Investment Program target areas;
- The specific dedication of District and other resources for the improvement of infrastructure and public spaces, such as roads, sidewalks, lighting, streetscape, parks, community centers, and libraries;
- An inventory of each property within the target area detailing the ownership, and, if the property is owned by the District government, a plan for the disposition or improved use of vacant, abandoned, underutilized, or negatively utilized lots, or if owned by the federal government, recommendations for the improved use of vacant, abandoned, underutilized, or negatively utilized lots;
- The use of payments in lieu of taxes or tax abatements to facilitate development; and
- Increased dedication of the resources of the Metropolitan Police Department, for the purposes of neighborhood stabilization, where necessary.
- The Department of Housing and Community Development may give priority scoring to the use of Housing Production Trust Funds or Community Development Block Grants in the targeted areas defined in § 6-1073 or to the targeted areas proposed by the Mayor pursuant to § 6-1071(f).
- The plans shall outline the potential roles and responsibilities of the Housing Finance Agency, the National Capital Revitalization Corporation, the RLA Revitalization Corporation, the Department of General Services, and the Board of Education where appropriate.
- The plans shall be designed to ensure that expenditures from the Neighborhood Investment Fund are used to supplement, rather than supplant, operating and capital dollars already appropriated to District of Columbia agencies for similar purposes. The plans shall also seek to coordinate the expenditures of operating and capital dollars already appropriated to District of Columbia government agencies to support neighborhood goals.
- The plans shall outline how funds will be used to develop, maintain, and improve physical facilities and infrastructure owned by the District of Columbia, particularly for projects or improvements in neighborhood plans that do not qualify for capital budget funding.
Historical and Statutory
Effect of Amendments
D.C. Law 15-354, in subsec. (c), validated a previously made technical correction.
D.C. Law 19-171, in subsec. (d), substituted "Department of General Services" for "Office of Property Management".
Legislative History of Laws
For Law 15-131, See notes following § 6-1071
Law 15-354, the "Technical Amendments Act of 2004", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 15-1130 which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 7, 2004, and December 21, 2004, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on February 9, 2005, it was assigned Act No. 15-770 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 15-354 became effective on April 13, 2005.
For history of Law 19-171, see notes under § 6-225.
Resolution 17-878 -- 17-886, the "National Investment Plan", was approved effective December 2, 2008.
Resolution 17-939, the "Brightwood and Upper Georgia Avenue Neighborhood Investment Plan Emergency Approval Resolution", was approved effective December 16, 2008.
Resolution 17-941, the "Washington Highlands Neighborhood Investment Plan Emergency Approval Resolution of 2008", was approved effective December 16, 2008.
Resolution 18-193, the "Bellevue Neighborhood Investment Plan Approval Resolution of 2009", was approved effective June 30, 2009.
DC CODE § 6-1072
Current through December 11, 2012
(Mar. 30, 2004, D.C. Law 15-131, § 3, 51 DCR 1797; Apr. 13, 2005, D.C. Law 15-354, § 15, 52 DCR 2638; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 43, 59 DCR 6190.)