LAYTON, Utah, July 15, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the location of the Layton Utah Temple, officials said Monday.
The temple, which was announced in April 2018 by Church President Russell M. Nelson, will be built on an 11.8-acre site located at the corner of Oak Hills Drive and Rosewood Lane in Layton City, said a news release from the LDS Church. Plans call for a three-story temple of approximately 87,000 square feet.
“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 yet been set. Project leaders have begun working with city officials on preliminary plans for the temple, and they will begin filing public documents in the coming months.”
Utah currently has 17 operating temples; this will be the second in Davis County. In addition to the temple in Layton, temples have also been announced in Saratoga Springs, Tooele Valley and Washington County.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints consider temples to be the “house of the Lord,” the most sacred places on earth. Unlike meetinghouses, where Sabbath worship and weekly activities take place, temples are open throughout the week and closed on Sundays.