Taylorsville Utah Temple

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On 5 October 2019, during the 189th semiannual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson announced that a temple will be built in Taylorsville, Utah.

Mayor Overson said at the time, "This is such good news for our city. We look forward to the serenity, peace and beauty that a temple is sure to bring to our community, as well as the contribution it’s expected to make to Taylorsville’s rich mosaic." She further said, "We have long enjoyed a good partnership with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” she said, “and we look forward to working even more closely on this project."

The Taylorsville Utah Temple will be located on a 7.5-acre site at 2603 West 700 South in Taylorsville, Utah. It will be a three-story temple with a center spire covering 70,460 square feet. It was designed to reflect the pioneer heritage of the area, giving it a historic look similar to the Provo City Center Temple. The temple will have four ordinance rooms (stationary) and four sealing rooms. Two-level parking is also planned for the site, providing both surface and underground parking spaces.

The Church owns the property where the temple will be built. A church meetinghouse sits on the site, which is bordered by 4700 South to the north and I-215 to the east. The meetinghouse currently serves as the stake center for the Taylorsville Utah Valley Park Stake. It will be demolished and it will not be replaced.

The temple will be easily accessible from I-215, and prominent in the city and the valley. The Taylors Landing and Westwood Shopping Centers are located across the street. The temple site also is located on the Midvalley Connector Bus Rapid Transit line that is under development along 4700 South.

Groundbreaking Announced for Taylorsville Utah Temple

Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Taylorsville Utah Temple sometime in October 2020. The exact date has not yet been set.

Attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony will be by invitation only in keeping with local government safety guidelines. According to a church statement, photos and video of the event will be made available following the services.

The Taylorsville Utah Temple will be the twenty-third temple built in Utah and the fifth built in the Salt Lake Valley, following the Salt Lake Temple (1893), the Jordan River Utah Temple (1981), the Draper Utah Temple (2009), and the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple (2009).

Utah currently has 24 temples announced, under construction, under renovation or in operation.