KENNEDY HEIGHTS Community Council celebrates its 50th anniversary all summer long! Grab your calendar & find ALL EVENTS & DETAILS at www.kennedyheights.org
JUNE 24th . . . in PLEASANT RIDGE there’s a Community Conversation not to miss!
Next Monday, from 6 – 8 PM, Pleasant Ridge Development Corporation (PRDC) and District A will host a Community Conversation at Beans & Grapes, 6200 Montgomery Road.
We’ll be talking about the future of the building at 6099 Montgomery Road, on the northwest corner of Ridge & Montgomery in the heart of Pleasant Ridge Business District. If you’ve ever walked or driven by this cornerstone property, you’ve certainly wondered – “What’s going on in that building?” This is your opportunity to find out!
PRDC has partnered with a local developer over the last two years to secure the rights to this building and help to guide its future. The best way for this future to take shape is to get input from YOU – the community of residents, business owners, and patrons of our neighborhood.
Please join us for an open and casual conversation about what’s happened so far and how partnerships will continue to be forged as this project moves forward.
See you on Monday, June 24, from 6:00-8:00PM. Stop in whenever you can or come join us for the evening!
COMMUNITY PLANNING ~ Our FIRST Inter-Neighborhood Conversation on 3/21/13 Exceeded ALL Expectations!
On 3/21/13, the four Kennedy Heights & Pleasant Ridge Community Councils & Development Corporations came together with District A for our initial Inter-Neighborhood Community Conversation based upon Plan Cincinnati, the City’s new strategic plan.
We’ll meet next the 1st week of AUGUST (date TBA soon).
Over the next months, you can expect our Community Councils and Development Corporations, along with the District A Board, to be working through the results of our first brainstorming session across conversation tables and neighborhoods.
Click on Inter-Neighborhood Planning in the menu to your left to read our SUMMARY REPORT and see all the results from our 85+ participants on 3/21/13. Then join us when we meet in AUGUST.
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
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
. . . Meanwhile, in District A,
It’s happening more and more. More of us neighbors are talking about sharing local assets. More hands are reaching across old barriers to craft new opportunities.
More Community Arts. Last spring, District A partnered with ArtsWave and Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church to welcome the May Festival Chorus and five other regional choirs for a unique Arts Sampler afternoon that previewed Cincinnati’s World Choir Games.
We’ve showcased David Choate and his dance company – the newest studio in Kennedy Heights. StuDio-D, at the corner of Kennedy & Montgomery, is becoming know as the place where “Dancers build community.” Watch for David’s Revolution Dance Theatre!
More Neighborhood Support. For many months, District A has worked with the Pleasant Ridge Community Council and Development Corporation to build community dialogue and relationships with business and property owners.
At District A’s October Festival, in partnership with Kennedy Heights Development Corporation, we used a generous ArtsWave grant to fill the Kennedy/Montgomery Corner with MADCAP’s giant puppets, bringing 140+ neighbors together to celebrate that corner’s transformation-in-the-making. . . . in 2013!
More Community Recognition. Thanks to ongoing collaborations with ArtsWave and ArtWorks, District A has just unveiled an 8 x 30’ mixed-media installation – the UnMural that was created in 2003 for the ‘old’ Contemporary Arts Center. Its new permanent home is in the Beans & Grapes’ large rentable community space at 6200 Montgomery Road. Resolve to see it soon!