For those of you are are new, that piece of land near the Shaw library on R St, was the site of a protest regarding affordable housing. Passing by it now, there is little left of that protest, except for the rock labrinth formation. As you can see from the sign the issue was affordable housing. However, the problem would have been concentrated poverty (note Lincoln/Westmoreland across the street was an issue) if another large affordable housing project popped up on that spot. If you want to find out more Google "Parcel 42 DC".
Do I miss the Parcel 42 protest? No. Nor I am a fan of what's going on downtown. I'm trying to be consistant.
I do wish the DC government would do something with the land. I mean if nothing is going to happen in the next few years, a community garden would be awesome. Southern view, throw in some raised beds, it would be great.
Additional thought- I haven't heard anything bad about Lincoln Westmoreland lately. So does that mean the place has improved? Or is my memory crap?