Public Comment on Proposed In-N-Out Burger
305 registered statements
Robert Callaway inside City Boundary
February 5, 2018, 5:05 PM
I am writing to voice my opposition to In 'n' Out's request/proposal to occupy the space at the former Elephant Bar. THIS IS A HORRIBLE IDEA! The interchange at Hwy. 17 & Hamilton already suffers DAILY from some pretty severe gridlock and dangerous traffic congestion. This site's proximity to that interchange would be DISASTROUS, let alone downright DANGEROUS, by virtue of the clogging up the Southbound 17 off-ramp to Hamilton (just for starters!). The number of people trying to exit, and then snake their way into that right lane would be multiple-accidents-waiting-to-happen, PARTICULARLY with the standard demographic of patrons of In 'n' Out (think inexperienced/impetuous/impatient and "bullet-proof" teen and twenty-something drivers thinking they can pull a fast one). In addition, once people "get used to" how bad trying to make that turn would be, will try to find alternate, circuitous routes that will clog up all the neighborhoods leading to that lot. i/e, going straight across that intersection and then clogging up Home Depot's lot, or going all the way around Salmar to Harrison, or Central to try to avoid the inevitably long line in that right-hand exit lane. And that doesn't even CONSIDER all of the back routes NORTH of Hamilton...Central, Harrison, David, Almarida...the amount of traffic that would increase in these neighborhoods that ALREADY suffer from "cut-through" traffic to (ALREADY) avoid the gridlock near that Hamilton/17 interchange would, AT LEAST double, if not triple, or worse. These are quiet neighborhoods, with families, and pre-schools (lots of young children). And I mentioned the part about the demographic, right? Adding ALL THOSE INEXPERIENCED, younger drivers that are driving too fast...looking at their beloved phones...how are you going to feel if you vote this in after the first child's life is taken by some teen trying to snake his way into a "shorter line" by "going the back roads" all while being distracted by their phone (or their invincibility)?? And it won't just end the dead child's life, it will "end" the life of the teen who kills them...(I realize this is dark, but you can't deny it's not really a far-fetched thought process...). PLEASE prove to me that reason can still trump (pardon the expression) money in this decision-making process!...
Holly Hunt inside City Boundary
January 24, 2018, 12:56 PM
I do not want an In n Out at this particular location. As majority have stated, traffic is horrible for the most part! It’s a gamble trying to merge and turn onto Almarida. And, the on and off ramps have their own problems (which I have witnessed multiple collisions throughout the years. Sadly, I was involved in one). As much as I love In n Out fries, I do not want the additional traffic clogging up Campbell!
Bob Mortezai inside City Boundary
January 22, 2018, 10:08 PM
I am a Campbell resident and would love to see an In and Out burger in Campbell. I usually have to driver to the In and Out on Coleman Avenue close to the airport and I regularly take my kids there so having a location closer to home would be very helpful. I think the proposed space where Elephant bar used to be is a good location and it looks like it would work great for a commercial setting like an In and Out burger. I am in favor of opening an In and Out at this location. In and Out delivers consistently good food at an affordable price and their locations are always busy and a success because they run their business so well.
Jessica Moore inside City Boundary
January 18, 2018, 4:24 PM
We have lived in the neighborhood behind the elephant Bar a absolutely without a doubt oppose this location becoming an In and Out
The traffic cuts through our streets not to mention the bottleneck at 17
Also having the location open until 1 a.m. is unacceptable.
My sister works for a town as treasurer in another state and she told me it doesn’t matter if someone opposes something or not usually it happens anyway , but we still try.
Most people in favor of this don’t live close to the location
A sit down restaurant is acceptable
Phyllis Gustavson inside City Boundary
January 11, 2018, 8:53 PM
All members of my family are In n Out fans!! Currently we must drive considerable distance - Sunnyvale, Mountain View or South San Jose - money that could be spent in Campbell!!
The stats posted regarding drive thru' queue, parking and seating appear quite substantial and appropriately planned for this property. While I understand the concerns regarding traffic, any business going into this location is bound to generate traffic and it seems logical to approve one such as In n Out that will bring substantial tax revenue to Campbell.
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.
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