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HAPPY HOLIDAYS . . . and

THANKS to ALL who made the 7th annual ARTS+MUSIC FESTIVAL on 10/11/14 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.

LOOK WHAT’S NEW!  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!

MARK your 2015 Calendars NOW for PLAYHOUSE ‘Off-the-Hill’ in District A

On 11/1/14, PLAYHOUSE in the Park came Off-the-Hill  to Bi-Okoto Cultural Institute, the newest ARTS investor in Pleasant Ridge, to at 5601Montgomery.  Bi-Okoto now houses a large, accessible performance/rental space, and that’s where Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park opened our 2014-15 season.

Don’t Miss the PLAYHOUSE in 2015JAN 31 is Theory of Mind, at NATIVITY SCHOOL, 5936 Ridge; and APRIL 25 is Bird Brain, at THE CHARACTER BUILDING, 3500 Lumford Place.

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THANKS for enjoying & supporting ALL of our neighborhood traditions: 1 - The RIDGE DAY PARADE & FESTIVAL, 2 – The SOLD-OUT Kennedy Heights PROGRESSIVE DINNER & SILENT AUCTION, and 3 - The RIDGE NIGHT FESTIVAL, ALL on 9/27/14. THANKS for More Neighborhood Support, as well.  District A has helped the Community Councils & Development Corporations of both Kennedy Heights/Pleasant Ridge to strengthen their relationships with local business investors and property owners.  The monthly Shop Hop Weekend of discounts created in Pleasant Ridge has now grown to include Kennedy Heights businesses, too. 

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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 in the menu to your left 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