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THANKS to ALL who made the 7th annual ARTS+MUSIC FESTIVAL on 10/11/14 a resounding success for artists, performers, musicians, vendors AND our whole community . . . PLUS

THANKS to our PARTNERS & SPONSORS:  The Kennedy Heights & Pleasant Ridge Development Corporations  ///  Comey & Shepherd Realtors  ///  The George Kalomeres Kennedy-Montgomery Building  ///  Nativity Parish  ///  and Board Members of District A.
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LOOK WHAT’S NEW!  Our MENU BAR now includes the first-ever COMMUNITY BUSINESS DIRECTORY for Kennedy Heights & Pleasant Ridge.  Take a look, tell us what you think & help us make it bigger &  better.

LOOK WHAT’S UP NEXT!  On 11/1/14, PLAYHOUSE in the Park comes Off-the-Hill

YOU’RE INVITED to Bi-Okoto Cultural Institute, the newest ARTS investor in Pleasant Ridge, to see what they’re creating at 5601Montgomery, on the old Mills Fence property.  Bi-Okoto now houses a large, accessible performance/rental space, and that’s where Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park opens our 2014-15 season, on SAT, the 1st of NOV, 7 – 8:30 pm.

The Playhouse performs Roses & Thorns (A new Tale of Beauty & the Beast).  However, you’ll recognize nothing but the plot that’s both darker and funnier, while endlessly creative staging, casting, costumes, and music ensnares every age group!

Suggested donation at the door: adults/$5; children 13 & under always free. Ample, accessible PARKING in the lot directly across the street.  Doors open at 6:30, so you have time to explore Bi-Okoto! Questions: 557-3850, info@district-a.org

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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
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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