My family and I live very close to the Balboa Mesa Shopping Center, which has been in dire need of renovation for some time. For too long, the center has been a run-down eyesore with a terribly designed parking lot. However, the center has been zoned exactly as it should be. Having a drive-thru restaurant, open late, in that exact space, will greatly increase traffic at an already busy intersection.
This type of business is incompatible with neighborhood life, and with such a large center, there must be a better place to build an In-N-Out Burger! We look forward to being able to walk to the center for meals and shopping, but are concerned about the long lines of cars trying to get through the drive-thru which are inevitable at every In-N-Out Burger I have ever eaten at, or even driven past.
It seems that there must be another business or restaurant (which conforms to the current zoning) that can be located in that spot?
This project is ill advised. It really detracts from the walk-ability & bike-ability of the neighborhood. It also will create chaos with long lines of cars spilling out to the major, busy intersection of Genessee & Balboa. It is already somewhat difficult to drive through this area because of so many cars pulling in and out of driveways- adding this drive-through will make it worse. I strongly oppose this plan.
Do you guys realistically think a $5 billion corporation is going to have to play by the same rules as the rest of us? They're more like 'zoning suggestions' when you can afford your own PR firm/Lobbyist.
Ian Anderson 6 p.m., July 29
Garrett Harris 4 p.m., July 29
Ken Harrison 2:30 p.m., July 29
Andrew Hamlin 1 p.m., July 29
Kate Peterson 12:30 p.m., July 29
Matthew Lickona noon, July 29
Ian Anderson 11 a.m., July 29
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