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NEXT UP in District A  ~  Our PLAYHOUSE Season Closes this Month!

On SAT, APRIL 25, PLAYHOUSE in the Park comes Off-the-Hill  to bring us BIRD BRAIN, at THE CHARACTER BUILDING, 3500 Lumford Place, off Kennedy Avenue (the former Shroder School campus).

AND that’s not all . . . Starting at 6 PM, bring friends and family of all ages to play & picnic on the lawn. You can purchase food on site or bring your own, and all ‘kids’ will be creating hats to wear (on cue) during the show.

BIRD BRAIN is based on Albert Wendt’s German tale, Vogelkopp, about the strange talent of a very plain-looking ‘bower bird’ for his extravagant ‘bower-building and decorating’ — used to beat the competition and win over his mate.  The lesson through the laughter is that strange behaviors aren’t always so foolish!

Suggested donation at the door: adults/$5.  Children 13 & under are always free.  Everyone’s always welcome.  Mark your Calendar NOW…

If you haven’t experienced the professional quality & unique community celebration that Playhouse ”Off-the-Hill” offers, you need to see what you’re missing. Whether you come alone or bring a date, your neighbor, your family or your grandchild, you’ll get hooked!

APRIL 25 is also your last chance to see the amazing talent of this year’s Playhouse Interns  ~  next year’s Broadway Discoveries…
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TAKE a LOOK!  Our MENU BAR now includes the first-ever COMMUNITY BUSINESS DIRECTORY for Kennedy Heights & Pleasant Ridge. Take a look, send us your information & help us make it bigger & better!

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THANKS to ALL who made the 7th annual ARTS+MUSIC FESTIVAL a resounding success . . . SPECIAL THANKS to our PARTNERS & SPONSORS:  The Kennedy Heights & Pleasant Ridge Development Corporations  ///  Comey & Shepherd Realtors  ///  The George Kalomeres Kennedy-Montgomery Building  ///  Nativity Parish  ///  and the Board Members of District A.

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THANKS for enjoying & supporting ALL of our neighborhood traditions: The RIDGE DAY PARADE & FESTIVAL, The SOLD-OUT Kennedy Heights PROGRESSIVE DINNER & SILENT AUCTION, and The RIDGE NIGHT FESTIVAL. THANKS for More Neighborhood Support, as well.  The monthly Shop Hop Weekend of discounts created in Pleasant Ridge has now grown to include Kennedy Heights businesses, too!  BARGAINS NOT TO BE MISSED!

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As ONE Community ~ Kennedy Heights/Pleasant Ridge are growing better together … Our Inter-Neighborhood Conversations have exceeded all expectations.  In 2013-14, the two neighborhood Community Councils & two Business District Development Corporations joined with District A to begin our own Inter-Neighborhood Planning in conjunction with Plan Cincinnati, the City’s new strategic plan. Click on Inter-Neighborhood Planning to read our SUMMARY REPORTS and see some of the results from our 200+ participants. Get in touch with any of us – at any time – and become part of our growing better together! The complete Plan Cincinnati report is available at www.plancincinnati.org.  You can access key sections of the plan here.

Vision, Goals, Preface & Introduction

The Guiding Policy Principles of Plan Cincinnati

Guiding Geographic Principles, Parts 1 & 2

Guiding Geographic Principles, Parts 3 & 4

LIVE Initiative, Part 1

LIVE Initiative, Part 2

Collaborate and Implementation

Glossary Related Articles

You’ll read that Kennedy Heights and Pleasant Ridge are among 39 neighborhoods with designated “Neighborhood Business Districts” and among the 14 that also have “Urban Design Overlay Districts.” (These are good things.)  With these foundations in place, we’re poised to work with the City to achieve two vibrant “neighborhood centers” along Montgomery Road. Plan Cincinnati defines neighborhood centers as “the building blocks of our neighborhoods . . .  the traditional, walkable cores of our communities that feature not only commercial uses but also contain much of our civic infrastructure and the amenities that we need to go about our daily lives.” To discover all the planning that each of our neighborhoods has already accomplished, check out these links:

2003 KH Comprehensive Community Plan

2005 KH Feasibility Study/Urban Design Plan

2000 PR Urban Design Plan, Part 1

2000 PR Urban Design Plan, Part 2

2007 PR Market Study & Vision Plan, Part 1

2007 PR Market Study & Vision Plan, Part 2

2007 PR Market Study & Vision Plan, Part 3