Public Comment on Proposed In-N-Out Burger
280 registered statements
Catherine Nielsen inside City Boundary
January 9, 2018, 2:37 PM
I live on Almarida Dr. When Kohl's moved in, we were told that unless you live in the neighborhood turning right was not allowed. That lasted about an hour. Our street is already congested with the other businesses on that property. Adding In-N-Out Burger will become a nightmare. We have traffic coming from hwy. 17, both North and South, Hamilton, Winchester, and Bascom. All are very busy roads. I have had way too many close calls at this intersection.
It's bad enough that cars are blocking that intersection because they don't feel the rules apply to them or just don't care. Adding In-N-Out Burger is just bad in general and will change the way traffic flows. Getting into and out of my neighborhood will be drastically impacted. Please, Please do not approve this application.
Irene Hoover outside City Boundary
December 5, 2017, 4:58 PM
I vote no to an In-N-Out at the old Elephant Bar location on Hamilton. Although I would love an In-N-Out close to me, this proposed location is wrong because of all the extra traffic it would create at an already congested location. Please find another location in Campbell for the In-N-Out. Thank you.
Steve Nelson outside City Boundary
November 30, 2017, 3:03 PM
Yes, I am in favor of this proposal and look forward to a clean family-oriented place to eat. This will bring much need jobs for our youth. We have plenty of places that cater to younger crowds that also include serving alcohol but not enough places that you can comfortably bring the whole family.
Roman Munteanu inside City Boundary
October 30, 2017, 7:46 PM
I am a Campbell resident for 2 years now. My wife and I would love to have an In-n-Out Burger restaurant in Campbell. Occasionally, we traveled to other neighbor towns to visit this restaurant, and having one close by would be awesome.
The restaurant will definitely be an attraction for many people, both Campbell residents and non-residents. There are many other fast-food restaurants in the areas, some of which are good, some not so good. In-n-Out is known for its better-quality products, that's why it is so popular when comparing it to other fast-food chains.
Also, I am sure the new restaurant will will create new jobs for Campbell residents too, which is another great advantage.
As for the traffic problems... Cars go in in and out from the "drive through" area slowly. I've never seen a ton of cars entering a drive though of a restaurant, or causing traffic congestion. Cars are slow when going in, or out, especially that they will have to yield to all traffic going on the main road.
Finally, there already was a restaurant in the place where In-n-Out restaurant is planning to be built. Did that restaurant cause major traffic issues to the area? No, it didn't. Yes, In-n-Out may get more visitors. Anyway, I don't think it will have such a major impact on traffic, to prohibit the restaurant from being built there.
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.
Michele von Richter inside City Boundary
October 24, 2017, 8:19 PM
Yes, yes, yes! I would love an In-and-Out in Campbell! Campbell is beginning to make a name for itself with our wonderful downtown area. In-and-Out is a great company. The food is awesome and they pay a great wage to their employees. We could bring large revenues to our amazing city! I would be thrilled to have a local In-and-Out! PLEASE!!!
Heather Scott outside City Boundary
October 24, 2017, 2:31 PM
I am not a Campbell resident, I live just beyond in West San Jose, but I am a frequent user of the Hamilton off-ramp. Ninety percent of the time a driver heading West on Hamilton dangerously cuts me off while trying to get to Kohls or Bed, Bath and Beyond as I am travelling in the right lane. If an In n Out was located on the same street, I believe 1) the traffic exiting from 17 would back up significantly and 2) we would see a significant number of traffic accidents due to drivers dodging into the right lane to access In n Out. Anyone who drives that off-ramp can easily foresee that problem. I am all for In n Out in Campbell or West San Jose...but someplace like Westgate (especially the Walmart side which has less traffic) would be ideal. Plus it would route more business into the area as more people would have easier access to Westgate and El Paseo. Not a great deal for Campbell taxes (I believe both malls are in San Jose) but it would be a much safer option for drivers in the area as well as residents and public safety officers who would be impacted by the increased traffic and 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)!
Toni Toledo inside City Boundary
October 22, 2017, 7:44 AM
I have lived in this neighborhood (Harrison Avenue) for 18 years and always have been open to development but it has just gotten to be too much. The traffic issues are astounding. The In and Out would just simply clog this area even more. I am totally open to a sit-down type restaurant (like Elephant Bar that was there before) because people come, sit and eat and it is more reasonable with traffic. The nature of In and Out is just that "In and Out" and the fast food traffic patterns would simply create a terrible burden to an already ridiculously heavy Hamilton Avenue load but also to the neighbors who already deal with a deluge of traffic. Bring something more reasonable to that site. I am totally open to that. Just not this type of restaurant. It is not a good fit.
Brian Skarbek inside City Boundary
October 9, 2017, 1:13 PM
I live in the Hamann Park neighborhood and work in Campbell, driving past this intersection on my way to work. I absolutely support the In n Out! This will of course increase traffic, but right now the location is vacant and a blight. SOME business is going to be put here, that business will try to serve the public and as many customers as possible, so, traffic is going to increase no matter what. Since traffic will be increasing, we might as well have ready access to tasty and affordable hamburgers, fries, and shakes!
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