About the LSRC
The Lafayette Square Restoration Committee (LSRC) is your neighborhood association! We are a not-for-profit organization, which seeks to facilitate the preservation and redevelopment of Lafayette Square, respecting its special historic character and enhancing its overall livability.
LSRC members, volunteers, and donors are a driving force behind the amenities we have in the Square. Benefits to residents include: capital improvements (i.e. historic street signs), beautification (i.e. landscaping along medians and in the Fountain Plaza), publication of the quarterly Marquis, security initiatives, social events (i.e. new resident BBQ), and much more!
Members new and old describe pride and gratitude for living in our beautiful Square, excitement and commitment toward community engagement, and opportunity for connection with neighbors as several of the reasons they join the LSRC and renew year after year. If you are not already a member of our neighborhood association, please consider joining!
...are held at 7:00 PM on the second Tuesday of every month via Zoom (and at SqWires Annex). These meetings are the best opportunity to learn about what is happening in the neighborhood, socialize with friends and new neighbors, and to learn about our other neighborhood and community organizations: Lafayette Park Conservancy, Arts Council, Lafayette Prep Academy, Barr Branch Library, etc. Aldermen and our neighborhood police officer frequently attend as well. Of course, we hope you will join the LSRC! However, everyone in the neighborhood is welcome at membership meetings. Look for information posted on Nextdoor and the Facebook Group; LSRC members also receive an email reminder. If none of these platforms are available to you, please email email@example.com to receive the Zoom link.
are held at 7:00 PM on the first Tuesday of each month via Zoom (and at the Park House located at the corner of Mississippi and Lafayette during non-pandemic times).
The LSRC supports many neighborhood activities. We provide:
- Neighborhood Directory
- Neighborhood Meetings
- Lafayette Square website
- The Marquis, published four times per year
- Beautification and Maintenance of Public Spaces
- Capital Improvements
- Development Committee
- Problem Properties Committee
- House and Garden Tours
- National Night Out
- Light Up the Square
- James L. "Jim" King Annual Pet Parade
- Holiday Marketplace
- Neighborhood social gatherings
- Special Events
- Block Captains
- Police Substation
- Security Initiatives and Updates
The Business Affairs Committee is a committee of the LSRC and represents an eclectic mix of small businesses working together to promote healthy local commerce. Members of the Business Committee must be business owners in Lafayette Square and must be members.