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. 
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501(c)(3) charity
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.

​​ Next LRCA Meeting

February 11, 2019
7:00 pm
LaSalle-Backus Education Campus
501 Riggs Rd. NE
(enter on Madison St.)

We will not meet in January 2019
Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!

Pay dues online  to support scholarships for neighborhood students.

Complete LRCA's  community survey on the second phase of Art Place of Fort Totten.

The Lamond-Riggs Library, at 5401 South Dakota Avenue NE, is being rebuilt. DCPL is engaging the community to develop the “Building Program” for the new Lamond-Riggs Library’s design. The Library wants to hear from you about what you want in your new library.  Please take a moment to complete the survey at https://bit.ly/2Dv0l9l

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. 

Roadway Improvements:

* Sidewalk and bike lane addition from Kansas Avenue NE to Sligo Mill Road
* Construct new 6-foot sidewalks with 6-foot grass buffer northbound from Sligo Mill Road to North Capitol Street NW
* Pavement Reconstruction from Whittier Street NW to Kansas Avenue NE and from Sligo Mill Road NE to New Hampshire Avenue NE 0.40 MILES
* Pavement milling from Kansas Avenue NE to Sligo Mill Road NE 0.20 MILES

M BT Brookland-Fort Totten Extension

DDOT has a dedicated website for the extension of the Met Branch Trail from Brookland to Fort Totten metro station. Find weekly updates and FAQs at https://www.metbranchtrail-forttotten.com.

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.

Go back in time. Read the Washington Post 1998 feature on Riggs Park that disucsses the neighborhood's activism.
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
  • Ramdass Pharmacy
  • ​Shining Stars Pediatric Dentistry
  • Mary's Center Community Health Center (Fort Totten Campus)
  • 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.