Layton Utah Temple
Russell M. Nelson, president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced that a temple will be built in Layton, Utah, during the Sunday afternoon session of the 188th annual generazl conference in April 2018. Plans call for a three-story temple of more than 87,000 square feet.
The temple will be built on an 11.8-acre site located at the corner of Oak Hills Drive and Rosewood Lane on the southeast side of Layton City, about 25 miles north of Salt Lake City, Utah. The city of Layton is located in Davis County, a growing region of Northern Utah where members are organized into 64 stakes. The Church had recently announced that the Utah Salt Lake City Mission would be reorganized as the Utah Layton Mission. The property for the temple was acquired by the Church on Friday, 30 March 2018, two days before the temple was announced.
Utah currently has 17 operating temples. The Layton Utah Temple will be the nineteenth temple built in Utah and the second temple built in Davis County, following the Bountiful Utah Temple (1995). In addition to the Layton Utah Temple, temples have also been announced in Orem, Saratoga Springs, Taylorsville, Tooele Valley, and Washington County.
On 8 October 2019, an official exterior rendering showing the planned design of the Layton Utah Temple was released. The release of the rendering comes as project leaders are preparing to file additional public documents relating to plans for the temple’s design.
Groundbreaking Ceremony Announced
The groundbreaking for the Layton Utah Temple will be held Saturday, 30 May 2020. Attendance at the event will be by invitation only. The groundbreaking service will be broadcast to stake centers in the temple district. Utah Area President Elder Craig C. Christensen will preside.