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Less than 50 DAYS till District A’s 8th Annual Kennedy Heights + Pleasant Ridge Arts + Music Festival on Saturday, OCTOBER 10th, from NOON to 8PM, so we’re Calling All Artists NOW!  Register below via PayPal or use our paper mail application and continue to find new info at District A Festival, as our 10/10/15 Festival takes shape.  Registration DISCOUNT ends on 8/31/15!

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Look What AUGUST has to Offer in District A & Enjoy Your Last Days of Summer Right at Home . . .

RAISE THE HEIGHTS on FRIDAY, 8/28, and SAT, 8/ 29

Join us for Raise the Heights, our grand opening of the Kennedy Heights Cultural Campus – the long-awaited revitalization of a formerly vacant grocery store into a vibrant, new community hub including Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s Lindner Annex and the Kennedy Heights Montessori Center.

The community will come together to celebrate with a ribbon cutting ceremony held on Friday, August 28 at 10am, and a Parade and Festival on Saturday, August 29. The day starts at 11am with a fabulous Art Parade on Montgomery Road from Ridge to Kennedy.

Following the parade, there will be a free festival on the Cultural Campus grounds from 12-5pm

And THIS WEDNESDAY, 8/26, from 6:30 – 8 PM

PLAY in the PARK, for the LAST TIME till next year!

TAKE a NEW 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!


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!


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