In-N-Out Burger

An In-N-Out Burger in San Leandro. Photo by Michele Ellson.

Plans to build a new In-N-Out Burger at the foot of the Webster Tube have sparked concerns that the hamburger restaurant will attract crime, with hundreds of residents voicing their opposition to the planned restaurant over crime, traffic and other concerns. Even District Attorney Nancy O’Malley has weighed in, asking the Planning Board on July 23 to consider the crime she thinks the restaurant could bring.

Alameda’s Planning Board unanimously approved a drive-through and late-night hours for an In-N-Out Burger near the foot of the Webster Tube on Monday – provided the city can win Caltrans’ approval for a crosswalk intended to protect pedestrians who might otherwise jaywalk into traffic exiting the tube.

The board also okayed a drive-through for a proposed Chase bank branch on the 2.3-acre “gateway” parcel and a new, 24-hour Safeway gas station that staffers have said is a prerequisite for the Pleasanton-based grocery chain planting a new store in the Alameda Landing development.

The future of an In-N-Out Burger, Safeway gas station and Chase bank branch proposed for a 2.3-acre site near the Webster Tube will be considered by the Planning Board on Monday.

The buildings are part of developer Catellus' Alameda Landing project, which includes a Target store that's under construction and scheduled to open this fall. The board signed off on the design of the rest of the shopping center that Target will anchor on July 8, and has also approved 276 homes; the trio of businesses would sit at the intersection of Webster Street and Willie Stargell Avenue.

Catellus Corporation is proposing to bring an In-N-Out Burger, Safeway gas station and Chase bank branch to this 2.3 acre site near the Webster Tube.

Alameda’s Planning Board will weigh in Monday on a proposal to place a 24-hour Safeway gas station and convenience mart, a Chase Bank branch and an In-N-Out Burger fast food restaurant at the mouth of the Webster Tube.