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GREAT NEWS! The Groundhog saw his shadow, and look what’s coming to us SAT, 2/20/16

YOU and your family and friends are invited are invited to Nativity School’s ‘Old Gym’ at 5936 Ridge Road on SAT, FEB 20, at 7PM, when District A hosts an all-new 2016 re-telling of ANTIGONE, brought to us by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Enjoy this professional premiere performance that’s bound to be a family & friends community conversation across all generations. NOTE – Nativity Upper School students who have read the original Antigone and welcomed Playhouse staff into their classroom will welcome all of us on FEB 20.

Our doors open at 6:30PM and conversation with actors and audience follows the performance at 8PM. It’s an evening not to be missed, and one you’re bound to recall often during this election year!

VISIT Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park & BROADWAY WORLD.

New Year’s THANKS for a  2015 to Remember . . .

In July, we were named 1 of 10 ALL-STAR Neighborhoods . . . together!

In August, we Raise(d) the Heights, at our grand opening of 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. And we PLAY(ed) in the PARK, for the last time till next year!

Fall 2015 brought us 3 new and unique Pleasant Ridge businesses, Red Balloon Play Café & Fibergé at 6200 Montgomery, plus the amazing Overlook Lodge (where the Pleasant Hour served up drinks for most of the 20th century).

While you’re celebrating the holidays with friends and family, be sure to walk along Montgomery Road and check out ALL that’s newly opened and coming soon! 

THANKS to ALL who invest in our Community!  Check out our first-ever COMMUNITY BUSINESS DIRECTORY for Kennedy Heights & Pleasant Ridge. Tell us what you think, send in your own information & help us make it bigger & better!


THANKS for enjoying & supporting ALL of our neighborhood traditions: The annual NATIVITY FESTIVAL (even in the rain), our RIDGE DAY on 9/19/15, and the Kennedy Heights PROGRESSIVE DINNER on 9/26/15. 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!

AND THANKS to EVERYONE who made District A’s 8th Annual Kennedy Heights + Pleasant Ridge Arts + Music Festival on 10/10/15  full of free fun / for all ages / all day long.  And very special thanks to ALL our Visual, Musical, Craft & Culinary Artists ~ from ALL of us District A volunteers.


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