The Southdale Circle Taco Bell, located across the street from the mall, has plans to tear down the existing building, replacing it with a slightly smaller facility with a "more current brand image."
The 3210 Southdale Circle location has operated as a Taco Bell since 1986. The building previously served as the site of a Zantigo Mexican Restaurant.
In a letter to Edina's planning commission, Border Foods proposes "to modernize the facility, not expand it."
The current 1,870 square foot building would be replaced by a narrower, 1,850 square foot space.
The new building would add a 15-foot buffer of shrubs and trees along the lot's east side and would change the angle of the drive-thru menu board, to minimize the impact on the residential area to the east, according to Border Foods.