Ken R. says: I can understand being upset about cleaning crews coming in at two in the AM. But.. to an extent... you bought a house next to a fast food restaurant.
Two points. First, I fail to have much sympathy for people who purchase homes near existing businesses and then proceed to whine about the traffic. If you buy a home next to a dairy farm, you had better expect a lot of flies and not mind the smell of manure. Second, what's the alternative to an enhanced drive-thru and an outdoor dining area? A mess of parked cars where consumers are more likely to toss their trash right out the window. If you consider the rebuild from a different perspective, wouldn't a more robust drive-thru enable cars to move through and out faster? And wouldn't an outdoor dining area with trash cans near the tables encourage a cleaner site? As the old Japanese proverb goes, the other side of the coin also has another side.
I was just wondering if the Nails noticed the large fast food restaurant next door across the street when they made their offer on the home some 12 years ago? I'm also wondering in the last 12 years how many times they patronized the establishment, knowing it was only a few convenient steps away? With that said, if Foodmaker demolishes the existing structure then as discussed above all of the existing regulations should apply. Rules are rules and both parties are obviously aware of them.
Robert H. says: The first question you have to ask as a reasonable person is "Was the Jack & the Box there when they moved in?" I really don't understand why it is the responsibility of the restaurant to keep noise down or move cleaning crew times to a more convenient time for the people living in the area? It is the City who sets the zoning parameters and guidelines the companies in that area must follow. If the people in that area have a problem they should be complaining to the zoning commission NOT the company.