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.

Neighborhood youth, visit the Scholarship Page to apply for a college scholarship.

Scroll down for items of interest. 
Pepco Open House

Get information on the Capital Grid Project and the Takoma to Sligo Underground Construction Project, two projects taking place in neighborhood.

​​ Next LRCA Meeting

April 2, 2018
7:00 pm

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


*Casey Trees

*LaSalle-Backus transition plan for new Ward 4 middle school

Pay dues online  to support scholarships for neighborhood students.

Join Culture Coffee Too, Hellbender Brewery, The Modern at Art Place, Newlen Early Childhood School Readiness Center, Riggs Wine & Liquor, and the Lamond-Riggs Library for the very first Riggs Park Art Crawl on April 6 & 7, 2018.

Free art events for all ages. Click the link for details.

L amond-Riggs Spring Clean

April 14, 2018

Register to clean up a location at lrca-cleanup.eventbrite.com.

Join your neighbors in cleaning up the neighborhood.

Get free cup of coffee at Culture Coffee Too with registration

9:30 am -- Meet at Riggs-LaSalle Rec to pick up bags, gloves, and trash pickers. DC Water will be providing cool water and free water bottles. DC Water's Wendy the Water Drop Mascot will be coming for some adorable photos!

10:00 am -- Clean up designated location. On your way, stop by Culture Coffee Too for a FREE cup of coffee generously provided by the store.

11:30 am - Noon -- Drop off filled bags in front of Rec Center or on curbside near Hellbender Brewery.

Noon -- Meet up at Hellbender Brewery

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.

Be RiverSmart!

The RiverSmart Homes program offers incentives to DC homeowners interested in reducing stormwater pollution from their properties.

For a small copay, have shade trees, rain barrels, bayscaping/rain garden, or pervious pavers installed on property. 

For more information and to apply, visit http://doee.dc.gov/service/riversmart-homes

Lamond-Riggs In The News
Read the Washington Post's recent 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.
Muriel Bowser
Brandon Todd
Kenyan McDuffie
Read Mayor Bowser's latest communication to the District.
Read Ward 5 Councilmember McDuffie's latest Ward 5 Report.
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.
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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.