I love the idea of more community projects - Some of the best fun I had was in being a part of the team building the Toggeseum - From memory I think that was completed in just a few hours over a couple of days...impressive effort.
I was speaking to Obsi ages ago about having a spawn village, much like the creative server, and even expanding on this, I would really like to develop the area around the spawn fortress, and actually get a town happening there.
Only problem I see is that as it is a communal area, getting everyones approval for every build would be painful! perhaps instead this are could be defined and a 'blanket approval' given for anything anywhere?
Great topic Max - I know you were thinking directly in relation to the DC role, but it has spawned an excellent conversation on what people like, miss and want more of.
(word of warning though - If Sor see's you spawn anything else he will hit you with the mortal hammer!