Public Comment on Proposed In-N-Out Burger
305 registered statements
Robyn Naragon inside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 11:28 PM
I am very against this plan. An In-N-Out Burger will only increase traffic on the Hamilton exit and is taking away space that could be used for a new, local restaurant. Campbell already has plenty of fast-food burger joints (Habit, Steak n Shake, Burger King, etc.), and the city does not need more. The Coleman In-N-Out is also close enough if one wants In-N-Out in particular.
SC Hayden inside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 11:04 PM
I like In N Out and don’t have anything against the chain or fast food, I eat there from time to time. The issue here is one of public safety and nuisance issues. This intersection is a major traffic nightmare and not just for Hamilton Ave., but for Hwy 17. Imagine if this exit had to back up more? There isn’t any type of ‘planning’ you can do to fix that and here’s why: the area in general is getting more and more congested which means more bad drivers, unpredictable pedestrians, cyclists, motorcycles, etc., and you can’t plan for unpredictable humans. There is one right turn lane off of Hwy 17. Even if you created two, it would impact the other directions of traffic, and then you would see people cutting across lanes to try to jump to the driveway, causing accidents and possibly worse. Consider how drastically the foot traffic would increase. This would impact an entire neighborhood community who lives down that street. They’re already impacted with all the traffic, this is asking too much of them.
Bringing this drive-through chain to this corner would cause damage and injury in addition to the traffic nightmares. Putting it right off an already busy, congested, and confusing intersection will really cause more trouble than it’s worth. Please don’t do it – this is clearly inefficient. Why can't they find a better spot for In N Out?
Aimee Sanders inside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 10:54 PM
Yes, the traffic in that area is TERRIBLE as is. However, In n Out is really good and will not only bring a lot of jobs here but will also bring a lot of money to the city. We have important things around the city that we need money to fix. Extra traffic vs having more funds to get things done...I welcome In n Out with open arms.
Paul Naleid inside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 9:44 PM
No traffic is a mess there at that intersection and if you visit other in & outs, the drive thru line wraps around and blocks the flow of traffic between their lots and others i.e. Coleman Location. With this location it would block traffic in and out of the facility. A restaurant other than fast food would be more acceptable.
Jeannie Hamilton outside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 9:25 PM
A stand alone site without ways for overflow cars can go except on the street is tough. We all know that the drive thru works on paper but in the real world there are more cars than are planned for. This should be located in a larger center where the overflow cars can be absorbed.
Margaret Mori inside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 9:24 PM
Another burger drive-thru/ fast-food (several J.-in-the-Box; Dairy Queen; Carl's Jr.; Wendy's; A.&W.; Kirk's; as well as Red Robin, Five Guys'; (& the fact that burgers are sold at almost every dine-in restaurant) are located on Hamilton, Campbell, Bascom, Winchester Avenue...So another fast-food burger place is unnecessary competition to long-established places. The MOST serious issue, though, is the fact that the block on Hamilton Avenue has huge traffic jams already. Ask C.P. D. what they think about the backed-up traffic here. How many driveways already enter/ exit on both sides of the freeway? In & Out needs to find someplace on Winchester or Bascom, but our City needs to say " no" to the former Elephant Bar site. A business with fewer vehicles constantly lining up & perhaps even backing up into traffic...is needed. Traffic is going to get heavier. City needs to look at years of congestion in that area & not make it worse for residents.
Dustin Waibel outside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 8:27 PM
I couldn't be more in favor of this. In-N-Out is a California institution and the southwest South Bay is sorely lacking in an In-N-Out location. While not a Campbell resident, I live off of Bascom near Hamilton, about 1.5 miles from the location. I do agree with some other comments that talk about the potential traffic impact, seeing as that area is already prone to issues. But from my observations, the traffic is only really bad around peak commute times, which don't actually match up with peak times for In-N-Out. I think this would be a fantastic use of the location and I'm already looking forward to it.
Taryn Barker outside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 7:59 PM
Would love having one close by, and it's sad that this site has been poorly used for so long. Campbell deserved an INO!
Laura Davis inside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 7:55 PM
I would love to have an In N Out in Campbell. It's a perfect spot with a large lot that can fit lots of parking and a drive-thru line
Ben Brenzel inside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 7:25 PM
The new parking lot and drive thru look tight. People who haven't should look at the plans and think about it. It is just a bad location. The off ramp to Hamilton is a mess already. Everyone coming from the east on Hamilton has to merge into the lane of drivers getting off 17 who are also heading west on Hamilton.
I can see it now, packed with beach traffic to and from Santa Cruz in the summer. Coleman is a perfect example location. Milpitas, Fremont, Union City, they are all in huge shopping centers, where they belong.
This is coming from a fan of In-n-Out and someone who has nothing invested in Campbell. I am a renter.
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