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Latter-day Saint Church breaks ground for construction of Taylorsville temple

Taylorsville Temple groundbreaking
Posted at 7:32 PM, Oct 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-31 21:32:52-04

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially signaled the start of construction for its upcoming temple in Taylorsville during a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday morning.

The temple will be built on a 7.5-acre site at 2603 W 4700 S. The plans for the temple call for a three-story, 70,000-square foot structure with a center spire.

Local COVID-19 restrictions prohibited a large-scale gathering, but church leaders hosted "local leaders representing the communities in the temple district along Utah’s Jordan River corridor, including Kearns, West Valley City, Taylorsville, Bennion, Murray and Cottonwood," a news release from the Latter-day Saint church said.

Latter-day Saint Church president Russell M. Nelson first announced the temple in October 2019. Utah currently has 17 operating temples and several others either announced or under construction.

"In addition to Taylorsville, temples have been announced in Lindon, Syracuse, Tooele Valley and Washington County (Red Cliffs). Temples in Layton, Orem and Saratoga Springs are currently under construction," the news release said.