305 registered statements
J Zahner inside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 4:12 PM
I agree with all those here concerned about area traffic--and ambiance. There's an empty Baja Fresh right on Bascom across from Pruneyard that would be a much better logistical fit. My vote will always be that Campbell not succumb to a 'strip-mall mentality', sponsoring yet another 'food joint', or for that matter backing burgeoning, multi-story housing/office projects in inappropriate areas that destroy views and invite noise pollution. We aren't just any city: We have a lovely 'village' environment that really does possess a community feel. An expedient profit choice could create traffic and culture problems for a city that has worked so hard to build and maintain a communal, 'visit us' feel, while being pretty successful at communicating an upscale/inviting environment. It's a balance worth preserving.
Ken oakley inside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 11:14 AM
This is a perfect location for a popular food chain. The area is already zoned as a commercial area and traffic won't be significantly impacted from one more store. Yes, the lines waiting for in-n-out can be very long, but they are encapsulated inside their parking lot. Part of the planning process should be to allow for an ample size parking lot for the lines of cars, and only allow entry/exit from Almarida Drive. The property is very large and should be able to handle the drive-thru line, if built properly.
Renee Miller inside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 10:50 AM
While I personally like the In-N-Out Burger chain, I think the proposed location would be a traffic nightmare. The exit from 17 South to Hamilton Ave is already a frustrating traffic setting. Many drivers do not realize that there is a full usable lane they can enter to turn right onto Hamilton Ave, and so they back up the exit by waiting for an "opening" in the middle lane's traffic. With a destination fast-food location, many people unfamiliar with the area will make the same mistake, creating major backups at the exit.
We already have a McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box and Dairy Queen just a few blocks away on Hamilton Ave and Winchester Blvd. We don't need another fast food chain nearby, especially in an already congested area.
I think it will draw a lot of non-residents to come just for In-N-Out, then head back onto Highway 17 immediately after. I don't think they'll be sticking around to shop at other Campbell locations or have a significant impact on drawing customers to nearby Campbell stores.
The only good would come from their yummy food, but I really don't think it would be worth the cost in Campbell residents' quality of life that would be diminished by the increased traffic congestion at that intersection.
Thank you for considering my comments.
Bob Miller inside City Boundary
August 21, 2019, 7:33 AM
As a resident of the east of Bascom area of Campbell I look forward to more restaurant options in this area. Right now we have this location and the former Hooters both vacant as well as many vacancies in the Whole Foods shopping center. Although there will be more traffic due to In ‘n Out, it is only a small increase over the current amount. I support approval of this request.
Nancy Callahan inside City Boundary
August 17, 2019, 3:01 PM
I’ve been a downtown Campbell resident for 22 years and I strongly oppose the In-N-Out Burger @ Hamilton Avenue. The infrastructure of Campbell, with just major streets (Hamilton, Bascom, Campbell and Winchester) cannot withstand the traffic congestion created by an In-N-Out burger. Crime has also risen significantly in Campbell and In-N-Out will attract more homeless and crime. Right across the street from proposed site, there’s a VTA lightrail stop @ Hamilton which will attract more homeless to In-N-Out. This problem currently exists at the Safeway parking lot @ Winchester (across from VTA lightrail stop @ Winchester). I’m now awakened by helicopters flying overhead searching for criminals involved with shootings etc.
Our community has been destroyed by the building of condo’s on Railway Ave forcing the wildlife (coyotes) from the creek and into our downtown. Theses coyotes are killing people’s pets. I’m fed up with the parking at the Pruneyard and the long lines at Trader Joe’s. I really dislike what is happening to our beautiful little town. In my opinion, Campbell is no longer the nice, safe and friendly community it once was.
Campbell’s infrastructure and community cannot bear an In-N-Out Burger. Please vote against it.
Jackie Wyckoff inside City Boundary
August 16, 2019, 5:10 PM
As a Campbell resident that drives through this intersection at least twice a day, I believe the traffic burden created by In N Out would be a complete and utter disaster. Traveling eastbound on Hamilton can already tax the patience of a saint. The far right through lane, which exits at 17 Northbound can back up for several stoplight intervals. Cars will use the second to right lane to jump ahead of traffic and then bully their way into the right lane to make the exit ramp, which causes even more delays for those who are abiding by the traffic rules. In my 23 years of living in Campbell, I have never seen a citation written for this.
If you are traveling westbound on Hamilton and wish to make a right turn at Almarida Drive you have about a 50/50 chance of being either blocked from moving to the far right turn lane or being honked at from cars behind you while waiting for an opportunity to get to the turn lane in those SCANT few feet prior to the corner.
I cannot even imagine how we can add one of the most popular drive-through fast food restaurants on the planet to this mix and expect everything to be fine. I urge the council members to PLEASE vote no on the approval to move forward with construction of this restaurant.
Shauna Talamantez inside City Boundary
August 16, 2019, 3:02 PM
I feel like in-n-out would be a great addition. I completely understand that it may effect traffic but they would clean up that corner so nicely. The lot is currently a mess with tons of loitering. In-n-out is always clean, quiet, and best of all alcohol free!!!
Steven T inside City Boundary
August 16, 2019, 1:57 PM
I'm tired of hearing repeated complains about traffic concerns based mainly on fear. If the EIR gives a passing grade, then the project is approved. Concerns are just concerns until proven. Based on my observation of other InO locations, they maintain their facilities well - this is one of better fast food chains I'd say. This location is private land. As long as the project does not violate city codes and regulations, any business can setup shop here. Unless there are legislative changes for Campbell, the City can't pick and choose businesses based on subjective views.
Toni Gregorio-Bunch inside City Boundary
November 5, 2018, 6:24 PM
Please vote NO on In-N-Out Burger. Nothing against this particular company, but we have enough fast food, burger joints in Campbell. I am local Campbell residents and I experience everyday the traffic congestion that already clogs this part of Hamilton. A drive through will make the traffic worse! Lets bring in another type of business into the community that isn't going to make traffic worse and will provide a real needed service to our community.
Douglas Loew outside City Boundary
September 29, 2018, 7:42 AM
We want In N Out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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