Orem Temple, Taylorsville Temple, and McAllen Temple Locations Announced
In an uncommon multi-temple announcement today, the locations of three future temples were revealed – the Orem Utah Temple, the Taylorsville Utah Temple, and the McAllen Texas Temple. These temples will bring wonderful blessings to the Latter-day Saints in their respective areas!
Orem Utah Temple
The Orem Temple will be located on a 16-acre site at approximately 1471 South Geneva Road. Plans call for a three-story temple of roughly 70,000 square feet, with a center spire. A 20,000-square-foot meetinghouse will also be built.
Taylorsville Utah Temple
The Taylorsville Temple will be constructed on a 7.5-acre site at 2603 West 4700 South. Plans call for a three-story temple of approximately 70,000 square feet, with a center spire. An existing meetinghouse on that site will be removed and will not be replaced.
McAllen Texas Temple
The McAllen Temple will be built on a 10.6-acre site located on the northwest corner of Second Street and West Trenton Road. It appears that this temple will be much smaller than the other two announced today, as plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 25,000 square feet, with a center spire. An adjacent meetinghouse of just over 17,000 square feet will also be built on the site.
Of course these are just early announcements, so more detailed design plans for all three of these temples are still being developed. Interior renderings, as well as more information, will be made public at a later time. Groundbreaking dates have not been set yet either. In the coming months, project leaders will begin working with city officials to make plans more official.