Welcome to the Lamond-Riggs
Citizens Association
The LRCA is an active civic association comprised of residents of the Lamond-Riggs neighborhood in Washington, DC.  
 
Our goals are to:
  • Share information affecting our neighborhood
  • Promote a sense of community
  • Preserve and enhance the assets of the neighborhood
  • Provide leadership and advocacy about neighborhood interests
 
Become a Member  & join a committee, follow Neighborhood Development news, view our Calendar of events, learn about the Vibrant Retail Streets initiative . Use the Contact Page or Listserv to contact us about anything neighborhood-related.

Scroll down for items of interest. 

June 23, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Meeting location: Bladensburg Waterfront Park 
4601 Annapolis Road
Bladensburg, MD 20710

Join LRCA & Anacostia Watershed Soceity for an educational boat trip on the Anacostia River.

Bus Transportation from Lamond-Riggs available - leaving Lamond Riggs at 11:30 am and returning by 2:30 pm.

Indicate when you sign up if you will arrive at Bladensburg Waterfront Park on your own, or if you would like to reserve a seat on the bus.

Click the link for more details and to Register 



​​ Next LRCA Meeting

June 4, 2018
7:00 pm

LaSalle-Backus EC
501 Riggs Rd. NE (enter on Madison St.)

Agenda

Scholarship Award Recognition

Community Recognition

Pay dues online  to support scholarships for neighborhood students.

Bertie Backus Farm Stand
Grand Opening June 9, 2018


All produce sourced from UDC Firebird Farm in Beltsville, MD, & from Urban Food Hubs in DC 

Location: Bertie Backus Urban Food Hub (5171 South Dakota Ave. NE)

Dates

 June 9, 2018
 July 7, 2018
 August 11, 2018
 September 15, 2018
October 6, 2018
November 10, 2018


Coolidge Modernization Plan & New Ward 4 Middle School

Coolidge High School is being modernized and will soon be home to three academies. A new Ward 4 middle school will also be located at the Coolidge campus. Stay up-to-date by visiting https://dcpsplanning.wordpress.com/category/coolidge. Click on this document to view the transition plan for the middle school at LaSalle-Backus as well as the modernization timeline for Coolidge High School.






American Job Center -
Backus Location (Northeast)

5171 South Dakota Avenue NE
(enter on Hamilton St. NE)
Ph: (202) 576-3092

M-Thurs:  8:30 am- 4:30 pm
Fri: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

DC's Dept. of Employment Services has an American Job Center located right here in the neighborhood to assist residents with resume building, job search strategies, interviewing skills, computer basics, and navigating DCNetworks (DC's job search and unemployment insurance website). Check it out!






Eastern Avenue NE Rehabilitation

DDOT presented preliminary plans to rehab Eastern Avenue NE between New Hampshire Avenue NE & Whittier Street NW. Construction to begin summer 2018. Contact paul.hoffman@dc.gov with comments or questions.




Lamond-Riggs In The News
Lamond-Riggs 2018 Washington Post feature - a nice, quiet affordable neighborhood

Read the Washington Post's 2015 feature on our community.
 
Curious about what it's like living next door to a mayor? Read the Washington Post feature about the mayor's former next door neighbors.
 
Read the Washington Post's 2010 feature on our community.
 
Mayor
Muriel Bowser
Councilmember
Brandon Todd
Councilmember
Kenyan McDuffie
Read Mayor Bowser's latest communication to the District.
Ward 4 Councilmember Todd is focused on helping Ward 4 residents live, work and thrive. Read up on the latest initiatives and events in the District.
Read Ward 5 Councilmember McDuffie's latest Ward 5 Report.
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Life in Lamond-Riggs
Lamond-Riggs is an established neighborhood located in Wards 4 and 5, primarily in Northeast Washington, DC. The neighborhood is conveniently located near Fort Totten metro station which is served by the green, red, and yellow lines; several buses (routes 60, 64, 80, E2, E3, E4, F6, K2 K6, K9, R1, R2); the Metropolitan Branch Trail; and Capital Bikeshare.
 
Lamond-Riggs is home to:
  • University of the District of Columbia-Community College (Backus Campus)
  • American Job Center (Backus location)
  • Bertie Backus Urban Food Hub
  • LaSalle-Backus Education Campus & several public charter schools
  • Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library 
  • Fort Circle/Fort Totten National Park
  • Riggs LaSalle Community Center
  • Lamond Community Center
  • Food & Friends
  • Explore! Children's Museum Hub
  • Mamie D. Lee Community Garden 
  • Hellbender Brewing Company 
  • 3 Stars Brewing Company 
  • Culture ​Coffee Too
  • Religious institutions

New development is coming to the neighborhood. The Lamond-Riggs Development Task Force (LRDTF) works with elected officials and developers to ensure that community interests are represented. Visit the Development  page to find out more about coming development and the vision for the community. And be sure to visit the Vibrant Retail Street page to find out how we are creating a vibrant community.