NO to Yet Another Drive Thru! Alpine Community Kitchener
There is a proposal to build an A&W restaurant with a full 24/7 drive-thru in our area. The
property is at the corner of Strasburg and Ottawa where the former
Petro-Canada station was. This requires a zoning change from C-7 (service station) to C-8
(commercial). There has already been one meeting regarding this, next one is scheduled Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7pm
Council Chambers, 2nd floor, City Hall 200 King Street West, Kitchener.
This property is only 0.26 hectares, and almost all regions agree that the minimum lot sized required for a drive-thru is 0.30 hectares. Most cities have '30 meter buffer zones' when in sensitive residential neighbourhoods, Kitchener does not. This drive-thru has a 13 car stack lane. It will only build a wooden fence and no noise protection for the residence from the car and speaker noises. The city planners say there is no scientific basis for carbon monoxide emissions affecting residences and went as far as to say, how would the homeowner be able to tell if it was from the drive-thru or the traffic on the street. There are 4 homes that directly border this property. The odors coming from a fast food restaurant and their garbage, the additional light pollution and headlights into homes, the noise, the increased traffic on the already congested corner, the increased litter are why we are asking for your help.
Property values of living next to a fast food 24/7 drive-thru will affect more than just the direct bordering properties.
Add your name to this petition if you feel there is already enough commercialization here, for this tiny site. With only 4 homes directly bordering the site, its a very small voice, please add yours to help. Please copy and paste this petition to share with your social media. I only have a few more days before I approach our Councilor Paul Singh of Ward 6 and I would very much like to give him a reason to fight for us.
We thank you.
Mel & Kevin Daub - Strasburg Road, Kitchener