LDS Church announces location of Saratoga Springs temple

The Saratoga Springs LDS Temple will be built at or near the site marked in red. Images: Google Maps; Angel Moroni Moroni statue from Calgary, Alberta, Canada LDS Temple, Intellectual Reserve

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah, May 7, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the location and filed preliminary plans for a new temple in Saratoga Springs, officials said.

The temple, which was announced in April 2017 by then-Church President Thomas S. Monson, will be located in the new Beacon Pointe subdivision, west of Redwood Road and north of Meadow Side Drive, said a news release from the LDS Church Tuesday.

Plans call for a three-story temple of approximately 87,000 square feet, the news release said. An adjacent 21,000-square-foot meetinghouse will also be built.

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“The documents filed deal with open space plans, including landscaping, parking, utilities, transportation and other site-related issues,” the news release said. “They also lay out general design principles and uses for the 22.7-acre temple site.”

Specific design plans for the temple are still being developed, officials said. Further information — including interior and exterior renderings — will be made public later. A groundbreaking date has not been set.

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

 

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