Just across the road from the Overland Park Shopping Center, what was once a colorful Taco Bell building is now a scene of caution tape and large construction equipment.
But do not fear, Taco Bell lovers. The structure built in its place is merely a reconstruction. A new Taco Bell is intended to be consistent with the company’s new design aesthetic and to meet current building codes.
HC Company Inc. was hired to construct the new building at 7070 W. Overland Road. BRS Architects is doing the architectural work.
This reconstruction comes on the heels of a recently completed Taco Bell in Kuna, the design of which is similar to the Overland location.
“From around 2000 to 2010 (Taco Bell) had a more Southwestern theme, but this one is much more modern,” said James Thomas, project manager with HC Company Inc. “It’s pretty rustic, and they definitely toned down the purple.”
Thomas said his team’s goal is to have the project completed by the end of the year.