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

Scroll down for items of interest. 
​The Lamond-Riggs neighborhood library will be rebuilt at its current location. For up-to-date information, visit https://dclibrary.org/newlamondriggs.


Winter 2017-18:  RFP for design/build contract
Spring 2018:  Design/build selection
Summer 2018: Design kick-off
Fall 2019: Close for construction
Fall 2019: Interim library opens
2021: New library opens

​​ Next LRCA Meeting

March 5, 2018
7:00 pm

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

Pay dues online  to support scholarships for neighborhood students.

The LRCA is pleased to accept scholarship applications from graduating high school seniors who live within LRCA's boundaries and who plan to enroll in a 4-year university this fall. Visit the Scholarship Page for details and the scholarship package.

The application deadline is April 18, 2018.

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.

Neighborhood Job Center

American Job Center
(Backus location)

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 Jobs 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)

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.
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.