Communications Hill, San Jose
|Elevation||438.87 ft (133.77 m)|
Tyler Beach purchased the area in the late 1860s and named it Beach Hill Farm, which was used to supply the former St. James Hotel. The Vieira family and their ancestors bought the land in 1896.
Starting in 1984, the Government of San Jose began preparing Communications Hill, then largely barren, for development into a mixed-use, high density, urban neighborhood. This was formalized with the creation of the Communications Hill Specific Plan in 1992.
Annexation of parcels to the city of San Jose has occurred as recently as December 9, 2014.
The area is currently undergoing significant construction, which has been divided into four phases.
Parks and trails
Communications Hill is home to the following parks and trails:
- Communications Hill Trail
- Elaine Richardson Park
- Grand Staircase
- Hillcrest Open Space
- Hillsdale Fitness Park
- Margaret Kell Park
- Rancho San Juan Bautista Park
- Vieira Park
- Waterford Park
- William Lewis Manly Park
Nearby public transportation options include:
- Capitol station (VTA) for light rail.
- Capitol station (Caltrain) for commuter rail.
- Curtner station for light rail.
A pedestrian bridge and trail are planned to allow easier access to the Capitol Caltrain station (phase 3 design, phase 4 construction).
Communications Hill is home to Engine House 33 of the San José Fire Department.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Communications Hill, San Jose, California.|
- City of San Jose: Development - Communications Hill
- Annexation - Communications Hill No. 1
- Communications Hill Permit Applications
- Planned Development Permit Amendment Phase 2 and Phase 3 Meeting: June 15, 2017
- Census Neighborhood Profile
- Communications Hill - City of San Jose
- OpenStreetMap Communications Hill Locality
- City of San Jose Neighborhood Boundaries Map
- City of San Jose - Parks & Recreation: Communications Hill
- Hillcrest Open Space OSM Relation
- San Jose Communications Hill Parkland Agreement
- San Jose 2040 Plan Proposed Amendments
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