Public Comment on Proposed In-N-Out Burger
305 registered statements
Dana Thomsen outside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 8:47 AM
I don't live in Campbell but I drive to/through this area a lot. I also am not anti In-n-Out however this would be a terrible area to put one. it's already dangerous when coming off of 17 and trying to make a right onto Hamilton Ave. and get over left while the people coming from Bascom Ave. are trying to merge right, but adding the massive amounts of traffic to/from an In-n-Out would make this horrific. Also what do Kohls, Bed, Bath & Beyond and the other businesses there think of this? I do shop at these stores quite often however if In-n-Out and and it's traffic were there, I would hesitate to shop there much anymore. I would probably drive a little further or shop online to avoid the traffic issues.
Phyllis Thompson outside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 8:20 AM
Even though an in n out would be nice, the location is not a good one I already hate this area for the traffic on and off of the highway also it is right in front of a residential neighborhood which a lot of people will oppose. Every time I go home I actually like to avoid this area because of how bad the traffic is. A traditional sit down restaurant would be a better choice for this location instead of having cars coming and going messing up traffic.
Dean Floyd inside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 7:47 AM
That is our typical path into our neighborhood. That area of Hamilton is already a mess traffic wise. Having a nice sit down restaurant is not a problem. But a drive through fast food place at that location is going to be a mess.
Irene Kane outside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 7:38 AM
The proposed site for In-n-out burger in campbell is a poor choice. With all the traffic trying to merge on/off the highways, plus the home depot, Frys, BBB/Kohls stores, congestion is already at maximum capacity. It is already hard to drive down Hamilton from Bascom because the car wash has people blocking the first lane. It would then again be blocked from people trying to exit the highway because of the lines at a fast food place. Unless the city plans to expand the roads within a couple of months this will be a nightmare for the citizens of Campbell. Not to mention who needs more junk food? - Campbell is better than that.
Joanne LeBlanc inside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 7:23 AM
The traffic will be worse at this intersection if the In and Out plans to have a drive thru window. Where would that traffic sit as they wait in line? It's already busy at this area w/the 880 ramps. I am NOT in favor of this. I would anticipate traffic will be even more snarled at dinner time hours/commuter peak time at this stretch of Hamilton Ave with this type of eatery.
Matthew Younkins inside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 6:09 AM
Can we have some more healthy options?
There's already a Burger King, Jack-in-the-box, McDonalds, and Habit burger within walking distance of this location, and I'm deliberately ignoring the options downtown. I love In-N-Out burger far more than those other fast-food hamburgers but, I think, those other options are enough.
Can we get a restaurant with some more healthy options?
Karen Garnaas inside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 1:35 AM
Although I love In and Out, my response is NO! That intersection is already a traffic nightmare. I shop at Kohls, Bed, Bath and Beyond and frequent Panera and it alreacy takes a while to get into the parking lot going either direction. With 2 lanes going to Hwy 17, the traffic is always slow and backed up. It would discourage residents from shopping during peek hours. There is already too much activity going on at that intersection and this would cause more back up.
Thank you for listening.
Daniel Kattan outside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 12:24 AM
I'm extremely excited by the possibility of bringing In N Out to Campbell. I've lived in the area for nearly my entire life and feel that In N Out would be a welcome addition. The proposed location is consistent with the types of locations In N Outs are generally located. I generally find myself driving the extra distance to go to the location near San Jose airport and this additional location would help to reduce my (and those in this area's) driving, reducing both greenhouse gas emissions and traffic.
J B outside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 11:54 PM
This corner has always been notorious for traffic. Even before Kohl's, Bed Bath and Beyond and others were built in place of the Furniture Store there prior (Brueners?) it was congested. The off ramp and right turn lane from Highway 17 South and those wanting to access Almarida Drive leads to a lot of conflict as it is a short merging distance. Too many want to exit that lane (from the freeway and too many want to enter that lane to get onto Almarida. Perhaps the channelized right turn lane should be removed so that those turning right off of the freeway come under control of the traffic signal at the end of the off ramp there.
And years back, when Elephant Bar was new, that place generated a sizeable amount of traffic too with their lot at capacity at times. Granted In N Out is not the same operation as Elephant Bar was (going from full service restaurant to quick service fast food is indeed a drastic change) and it has the drive thru dilemma with the issue of car stacking capacity within the lane. However, I don't see it generating much of a difference in traffic to the site than Elephant Bar did during it's prime at dinner times in terms of cars utilizing either Hamilton or Almarida to access Elephant Bar's parking lots. Maybe the drive thru lane can be reconfigured in some manner to provide additional stacking capacity within the site or the direction changed to keep overflow cars from spilling onto Hamilton Avenue.
Jada Pogue inside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 11:46 PM
This is absolutely the wrong place for an In-N-Out Burger. In-N-Out Burger is known for its long drive-thru lines that often back up onto the street, and this area can not support that nor the additional traffic that an In-N-Out Burger would draw. This area is already highly congested with traffic backing up onto the 17 South exit as well as the right turn onto Almarida and on Hamilton itself. The Almarida-Hamilton intersection is also confusing for people--many people overlook the do-not-go-straight sign. More people traveling to this area will not help the situation. This In-N-Out Burger would simply be a nightmare for all the Campbell residents that must pass this intersection everyday to get to work, buy groceries, and take care of other day-to-day activities.
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