Traffic, parking and a drive-thru for In-N-Out Burger’s proposed location in Novato will be addressed when the company unveils its plans at a neighborhood meeting at Inn Marin on Monday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m.
Two existing lots make up the 1.10 acre project site between 400 Enfrente Road and 399 Entrada Drive. The parcels are currently occupied by and a former car care center that had been listed for sale for several months.
In-N-Out’s tentative site plan submitted to the city’s planning department shows a drive-thru that will begin at an entrance off Entrada Drive and circle back within the property, holding up to 20 waiting vehicles before reaching the order pick-up window.
Landscaping around the perimiter of the project is planned to mitigate headlights from the on-site traffic, according to the company’s proposal.
The plan also calls for an In-N-Out burger associate to take orders with a hand-held device once the drive-thru exceeds 8 cars. Additionally, 54 parking spaces are included on the lot.
In-N-Out plans to employ 40 burger associates and expects that after the initial opening rush, there will be approximately 10 associates per shift.
The location is in a General Commercial zoning district and In-N-Out is requesting a Conditional Use Permit that will allow them to use the drive-through past 11 p.m.
Proposed hours of operation for the eatery would have them opening daily at 10:30 a.m. and closing at 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday; Fridays and Saturdays they would remain open until 1:30 a.m.
Noise, facility design and maintenance are also addressed in the company’s proposal.
Tiffany Tweedie, store manager at Dollhouses, Trains & More is looking forward to the burgers and the changes to the property, particularly the long-closed car care center on Enfrente. “It’s an eyesore and I’m tired of it being the first thing I see when I come into work.”
What: In-N-Out Burger Neighborhood Meeting
When: Monday, Aug. 15
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: , 250 Entrada Drive, Novato