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Share your ideas for redevelopment of the Reid-Hillview Airport site

The Reid-Hillview Airport lies on 180 acres of land in East San Jose and is actively used by private pilots of small aircraft, aviation related businesses and aviation education programs. In December 2018, the County Board of Supervisors declined future federal aid for the airport. As part of exploring alternative uses of the land, a feasibility study is being conducted based on a market analysis, project precedents and the site’s opportunities and constraints. The study includes significant community outreach to understand the Community’s vision for the site and will be used by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors to explore options for the site and ultimately determine the airport’s future; no decision has been made to close the Reid Hillview airport.

On Tuesday, February 25th, the County of Santa Clara held the 1st Community Workshop for the Reid-Hillview Airport. Our goal was to engage the East San Jose community and explore the community's vision on the possibilities for the Reid-Hillview site.

Due to concerns about COVID-19 and the County’s Public health orders, our team launched a virtual community engagement, which included a video and a community input survey. Our team thanks the many community members who participated in the survey.  

The Reid-Hillview Vision Plan is scheduled to be presented to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, November 17th.  The staff report will recommend that the Board of Supervisors accept the report. The plan is not a decision on whether to close the airport, but a study regarding potential alternative uses should the airport be closed sometime in the future.  

*** ​For your review ***Reid Hillview Vision Plan Report

Any comments staff receive by Wednesday, November 4th will be attached with the staff report to the Board of Supervisors.

Comments written after November 4th and before the November 17th meeting should be addressed to the Office of the County Clerk at 70 W Hedding St. 1st Floor, San Jose, CA 95110 or at [email protected]. Comments also can be delivered verbally to the Board of Supervisors at the board meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, November 17th.

Interested in receiving updates or want to be included in future outreach? Please sign up​ to receive updates on the Reid-Hillview Airport feasibility study.​​​​​​

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