Public Comment on Proposed In-N-Out Burger
305 registered statements
Janet Henderson inside City Boundary
June 11, 2017, 9:18 AM
I live near the Pruneyard and work off Hamilton near San Tomas Expressway. This drive should take no more than 10-15 minutes. There are times when it takes closer to 30 minutes due to the current congestion on Hamilton. A drive through will make the congestion worse. As the location is so close to the 17 on ramps, this already problematic intersection will only become more backed up. Campbell continues to put stress on a small and inadequate infrastructure with all of the high-density housing projects. Having a drive through at this intersection is a bad idea. Please consider a sit down restaurant with healthier food options and no drive through!
Maria Smith inside City Boundary
June 10, 2017, 12:08 PM
In-N-Out is a terrific company with great food, and I would welcome the Company to Campbell, but the proposed location is not a good fit for Campbell. This quasi intersection is too impacted to take on a popular drive through business. The drivers exiting Home Depot are often unsure of how to navigate the intersection. The freeway only right turn lane adjacent to Fry's is ignored. East bound Hamilton has lots of lane renegotiation as drivers approach the Highway 17. The West bound exit from Highway 17 on to Hamilton is a short merge with drivers wanting to turn right on to Almarida Drive, especially at 5:00 pm. Impatient drivers entering and exiting the restaurant will make risky decisions and further compromise safety. Please suggest another location in Campbell for In-N-Out.
Dave Katleman inside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 11:56 AM
A successful resaurant is looking to replace a failed one, great! Yes, I am familar with the problems of locating an In-N-Out in too small a location, look at the location in Mountain View on El Camino. Proposed site is much larger than even the Airport location.
I am not an expert on traffic flow, I have confidence in the people that are, City's Planning Department who will conduct a thorough review of the proposed restaurant, including analyzing potential traffic, parking, circulation, public safety, noise, lighting, odor, and air quality impacts. Let us wait for the study to be completed before rejecting it out of traffic fears.
In-N-Out pays their workers above minimum wage, and should be a welcome edition to Campbell.
Laurie Yaksick outside City Boundary
June 10, 2018, 5:39 PM
I am against the proposed In-N-Out Burger at this location. Traffic would be a total nightmare! That intersection is already very congested. This development would turn it into a parking lot.
Yvonne Lee inside City Boundary
May 25, 2018, 12:30 PM
I love In-N-Out Burger and would support one coming to Campbell. However, I do not support its being built on the proposed location. Traffic would be a nightmare. Traffic coming onto Hamilton from 17 is often backed up, particularly during special events and before the winter holidays. However the current proposal of an extremely popular drive-thru restaurant would exacerbate the problem. There are other good locations and the city should work with In-N-Out to identify them.
Dave Porter inside City Boundary
April 21, 2018, 12:22 PM
- I trust the city to make sure the traffic issues get mitigated, on In N Out’s dime.
- Drive thrus are excellent, efficient inventions, and back East nobody ever lines up in the street. That’s a culture problem, not a drive-thru problem. Is there a no-lining-up-in-the-street ordinance? If so let’s enforce, if not let’s get one!
- There’s room in the local food scene for an In N Out. The proliferation of slightly-slower-food burger joints will survive or not depending on the market. Brown Chicken Brown Cow downtown is safe, they’re not competitors.
With all that out of the way, my family and I would *love* to have an In N Out this close. Yes please.
Diana McCammon outside City Boundary
April 18, 2018, 7:36 PM
Although I am not a Campbell resident, I drive past this property daily. There is more than enough traffic for a business to survive but for an In and Out Burger it would be a nightmare for the traffic on that corner.
Mike Evans inside City Boundary
April 1, 2018, 9:42 AM
Campbell doesn't need a another burger restaurant. Been living here for 30 years now and frequently went to the Elephant Bar when it was at this location. WhenI worked in Milpitas I used to go to the IN-and-Out Burger a lot at lunch time. Always long lines and traffic problems. Coming off of HWY 17 onto Hamilton can be backed up now and with an additional line of cars waiting at In-and Out it will only get more dangerous. We don't need a drive thru, ANY drive thru. I don't know how much it costs the city to have this lot set vacant, but I think we would be better served with a Chilli's or a Black Bear Diner, or some place that does not have a drive thru.
peter royal inside City Boundary
March 24, 2018, 5:56 PM
Allow the business to open. The complaints seem to be around the business’ popularity, which is not a bad thing. That means it will bring jobs and tax revenue. A site that is in use is better than a site sitting vacant.
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.
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