WASHINGTON DC - June, 9:
Carl Cole, a resident of the Historic Southwest Waterfront neighborhood, is pleased with the new District Wharf development in Washington DC. He's photographed on the balcony of his apartment Saturday, June 9, 2018. He lived in the same neighborhood before the Urban Renewal in the 1950's displaced the vibrant African American working-class community.
The Wharf is DC's latest attempt to be a "real" city. It took multiple agencies and act of congress to get it built. Did they repeat the mistakes of urban renewal (which moved lower income people out of the neighborhood)? Yes and no. People will still be driven out, but this time around the neighborhood is integrated more.
(Photo by Matt Roth for The Washington Post)