Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announces site of new Tooele Valley Utah Temple

Map Courtesy: LDS Church

TOOELE VALLEY, Utah, Sept. 25, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the location of the Tooele Valley Utah Temple.

The temple, which was announced in April 2019 by Church President Russell M. Nelson, will be located northwest of the intersection of Erda Way and Highway 36 in Erda, according to a Church press release.

Plans call for a three-story temple of approximately 70,000 square feet, the news release said. An adjacent 20,000-square-foot meetinghouse will also be built.

“Detailed design plans for the temple are still being developed,” the news release said. “Further information—including interior and exterior renderings—will be made public later.”

A groundbreaking date has not been set yet. Project leaders will begin working with city officials on preliminary plans for the temple, and they will start filing public documents in the coming months.

Utah currently has 17 operating temples. In addition to Tooele Valley, temples have also been announced in Layton, Saratoga Springs, and Washington County.


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