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Public meeting on $20M Lamond-Riggs Library redevelopment set for June 12

Library officials will discuss initial design concepts and other project details

Lamond-Riggs Library at 5401 South Dakota Avenue NE
D.C. Public Library

The Lamond-Riggs Library, located at 5401 South Dakota Avenue NE roughly a five-minute walk from the Fort Totten Metro station, is poised to be redeveloped on site by late 2021. A community meeting on the project where initial design concepts and the building’s expected programming will be discussed is now scheduled to take place at the library June 12 at 7 p.m.

Residents will be able to provide feedback on the $20 million project to the design team, made of Consigli Construction Co. Inc. and HGA, according to D.C. Public Library (DCPL). The new building will be designed to LEED Gold standards and facilitate modern uses. A DCPL presentation from January describes the project in part as a “neighborhood living room” and shows planned uses for adults, teens, and children, including a “discovery zone.”

Construction on the project is poised to begin early next year and last for 18 months. DCPL says it will provide interim services “as close to the current library as possible” in the interim.