305 registered statements
Anne Nourse outside City Boundary
July 26, 2018, 11:56 AM
The traffic at this intersection, and the previous intersection where highway 880 has both an entrance and an exit, is already so congested that it is a choke point for all traffic in this area. It is a danger to our citizens because emergency vehicles cannot get through during periods when peak In & Out traffic would occur. The Planning Commission has already acknowledged that "this intersection is going to get worse--even with nothing happening." So why add a business with the highest possible volume of traffic (4 cars per minute) to this intersection? I am not opposed to any fast food restaurant going into this space, however a project with much less traffic impact should be considered first. Read comments online, other communities regret approving In & Out because of the severe impact this business causes wherever it locates.
Julian Kern outside City Boundary
July 14, 2018, 1:22 PM
I think Campbell could use an In-N-Out, especially since Shake & Steak closed. We don't have enough premium (something better than bottom-tier McDonald's and Burger King) fast food restaurants here, and I don't want to pay for an $11 burger at Brown Chicken Brown Cow (...though they're pretty tasty, go check them out!).
Dawn Isis inside City Boundary
October 26, 2017, 12:57 AM
I like In&Out's burgers occasionally, & it would nice to have one close to or in Campbell, however I do NOT think the proposed site is a good one. Any In&Out will generate lots of extra traffic on & off the nearest freeway exits, and throughout the city, since fans will drive distances to get to one, so the location should be considered very carefully. That intersection & that general part of the city is already quite heavily trafficked, and I think having an In&Out there might make the area a real traffic headache. I don't like having parts of the city become areas that I just want to AVOID because they are so full of traffic & its associated unpredictable mishaps and snarls. Among other factors, people headed for an In&Out there and coming off northbound 17 will have to quickly move from the far left lanes into the far right lane in order to access it. This will likely contribute to more accidents.
Jay Fill inside City Boundary
October 22, 2017, 3:48 PM
In my opinion, traffic concerns around proposed In & Out Burger are over- blown. Morning commute would be unaffected due to later opening time. Afternoon and evening traffic concerns could be partly mitigated by working with In & Out to make the location bike/pedestrian friendly (well marked green lanes, plenty of bike parking, etc...). I also support the idea of working with In & Out to make this a "non-drive thru location" like they did in Marin. That would certainly address concerns about the drive-thru lane backing out onto Hamilton Avenue.
Certainly there are ways to make this work. Let's find creative solutions to incorporate this successful, well-run family business into our community and take advantage of the jobs and incremental tax revenue it will bring to Campbell (not to mention the tasty Animal Fries)!
Beth Littleton inside City Boundary
September 22, 2017, 7:24 PM
In-N-Out at Hamilton and 17 is a very bad idea! The intersection is already a nightmare - let's not make it worse with a fast food restaurant!
Larry Bourdet outside City Boundary
September 18, 2017, 12:50 PM
I support replacing the Elephant Bar with an In-N-Out Burger, as there is no In-N-Out nearby.
J conte inside City Boundary
September 8, 2017, 12:01 PM
Ive been here since 1958. No one is more upset at whats happened to this valley than me....but
for the family starting the petition, why did you buy a home in that particular area?
I think you wanted to be close to freeway access/restaurants etc. That is the price you pay.
There was even a restaurant there before anyway
Betty Horner outside City Boundary
August 31, 2017, 2:40 PM
We LOVE In-N-Out Burger, and are excited at the prospect of having one closer than the airport. HOWEVER, the old Elephant Bar location is NOT the place to build it!!! Traffic at the intersection of Hamilton and Almarida is already a horrible mess, particularly during rush hour. This has been a miserable intersection for years, and CANNOT handle more traffic for an In-N-Out Burger. It's ridiculous enough that you can't proceed straight through the intersection from Almarida into the Home Depot parking lot, and vice versa, plus there's the current danger to pedestrians trying to cross with left-turning vehicles coming out of the Home Depot parking lot right into their path. Increased traffic for an In-N-Out Burger would be an additional nightmare, ESPECIALLY if there is a drive-thru! Have you seen the drive-thru lane at the airport location??? There is not nearly enough room for a successful In-N-Out Burger at the Elephant Bar location. I don't understand how you could even take this project at this location into consideration. Now, where you should consider placing an In-N-Out Burger is at Dick's Center at 1350-1400 South Bascom. There's lots of space and lots of parking and lots of lanes for traffic on South Bascom Avenue. It's a direct shot from City College up the street. Make Dick's Center into an International Food Court instead of just languishing, empty buildings.
Monty Lucas inside City Boundary
August 28, 2017, 12:29 PM
Being a 19 year resident of the city of Campbell and living in the downtown area that entire time I've watched the planning department and commission make several very intelligent decisions regarding the growth of our community. Having said that, I am very concerned about the impact that a very high traffic store will have in that location. With the intersection already serving Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl's, and Panera it sometimes takes several cycling's of the signals to traverse the intersection. It is my opinion that none of the aforementioned stores generates near the vehicle traffic that an In and Out store will. Granted I have no technical data to back this up; just my own personal experience of using their stores around the bay are. For example, the store on El Camino & Grant in Mountain View and the store near El Camino & in Wolfe in Sunnyvale. Both sit at intersections and on thoroughfares that function more efficiently then the intersection at Hamilton at Almarida and Hamilton at Salmar currently operate. Please also keep in mind at the present time traffic often backs up more than 1/2 mile onto Highway 17 with people trying to exit onto Hamilton to make a right-hand turn. To add a high-volume store to that location, which will draw vehicles off the freeway that would not normally use these intersection, will have a detrimental impact on those of us that use these intersection daily. It might also reduce our property values due to the increased difficulty getting into and out of our neighborhood. In my opinion placing a high-volume store such as In and Out on any of the main arteries into and out of Campbell off of Highway 17 would have a negative impact to that particular neighborhood. Placing the store farther off the freeway such as on Bascom Avenue up towards Stevens Creek or on Winchester in the direction of Stevens Creek would help meter traffic due to the length of time it takes to travel that distance before reaching an entrance onto Highway 17.
On another note, please understand that I am not against the store itself. The only two fast food restaurants my wife and I eat at are In & Out and Chipotle.
Stuart Ching inside City Boundary
August 15, 2017, 8:12 AM
Come on Campbell we can do better than another unhealthy burger joint. We sure do seem to have plenty of burger and pizza places, do we want to be known as the obesity capital of the South Bay - 'come visit Campbell where another fast food joint is just in waddling distance'. Don't get me wrong I like a burger but what about some diversity?
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