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IT’S A WHOLE NEW YEAR, so Come Out & Play!

District A – in partnership with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park – brings Toby Hulse’s all-new Around the World in 80 Days into our neighborhoods.

Jules Verne wrote the novel in French 144 years ago . . .  Orson Welles stared in the musical version 70 years ago . . .   Now you can howl your way through this 2010 version, AND this trip for all ages only lasts 60 minutes!

WHEN?  Next SAT, 1/21, at 7 PM. Then there’s time to visit one of our new, or well-established, neighborhood establishments (See a list of new options below.)

WHERE?  In the heart of Pleasant Ridge, at Nativity School, on the corner of Woodford & Ridge Roads.

Before & after, get to know our 7th grade hosts . . . and the actors, too!

Our doors will open to you and your family and friends at 6:30 PM.

TICKETS?  Nope – no need to plan ahead. We’ll gratefully accept donations at the door to cover our expenses ($5, adults / children always free / no one’s ever turned away)

WHY SHOULD YOU COME?  You’ll be surprised & delighted to discover professional theatre in your own community, you’ll have new conversations with neighbors and strangers, and you’ll leave wanting more!

ENJOY Your New Year Close to Home . . .

Here’s a Baker’s DOZEN of Our Local Treasures ~ Some are Old & Many are Brand New!

KH Arts Center ANNEX ~ new, perfect space for your next party @ 6620 Montgomery

C&M BBQ Grill ~ honest-to-goodness Jamaican food & friendship @ 6457 Kennedy Ave

Loving Hut Café ~ vegetarian for everyone @ 6227 Montgomery

Tacos Locos Food Truck ~ real Mexican @ the BP Station on Kincaid & Montgomery

Red Balloon Play Café ~ great food / with or without kids @ 6200 Montgomery

Gas Light Café ~ these burgers are always in the TOP TWO @ 6104 Montgomery

Molly Malone’s ~ transformed inside & out & still very Irish @ 6105 Montgomery

PR Coffee Exchange ~ coffee, bar service + homemade treats @ 6105 Montgomery

Nine Giant Brewery ~ craft brews & foods & open Sundays @ 6095 Montgomery

Overlook Lodge ~ craft cocktails / live music / carry-in foods @ 6083 Montgomery

Emanu Restaurant ~ Ethiopian fare from Emanu’s family kitchen @ 6063 Montgomery

Pleasant Ridge Chili ~ our very own Greek Institution @ 6032 Montgomery

Fire on High Organic Food Truck ~ great grilling, vegan or carnivore @ 6027 Montgomery


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