Layton Utah Temple

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Layton Utah Temple
Under construction
Site11.87 acres (4.80 ha)
Floor area87,000 sq ft (8,100 m2)
Official websiteNews & images
Additional information
Announced1 April 2018
Groundbreaking23 May 2020, by Craig C. Christensen
LocationLayton, Utah, United States

Coordinates: 41°03′44″N 111°56′25″W / 41.062232°N 111.940251°W / 41.062232; -111.940251

Layton Temple
Layton Utah Temple

The Layton Utah Temple is a temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints under construction in Layton, Utah. The intent to construct the temple was announced by church president Russell M. Nelson on April 1, 2018, during the 188th annual general conference.[2][3][4][5] The Layton Utah Temple was announced concurrently with 6 other temples.[6] At the time, the number of total operating or announced temples was 189.[7] When completed, it will be the 19th temple in Utah and the second temple in Davis County.[2]

On July 15, 2019, the church announced that the temple will be constructed on an 11.8-acre property located at the corner of Oak Hills Drive and Rosewood Lane on the southeast side of Layton and noted that the preliminary plans called for a three-story temple of more than 87,000 square feet.[8]

On October 8, 2019, the church released a rendering of the Layton Utah Temple.[9]

On January 23, 2020, the church announced that a groundbreaking, to signify the beginning of construction, was scheduled to occur on May 30, 2020.[10] However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a small-scale, private groundbreaking occurred on May 23, 2020, with Craig C. Christensen, president of the church's Utah Area, presiding.[11] The church then provided photographs and video of the groundbreaking on the originally scheduled date.[12]

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  1. ^ "Seven Temples Announced as April 2018 General Conference Closes: Mormon temples to be built in Asia, Europe, North and South America". Newsroom. LDS Church. 1 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b Manson, Pamela; Noyce, David (1 April 2018). "Russia, India, Nicaragua to get their first Mormon temples; Utah to get its 19th". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  3. ^ Hansen, Kyle (1 April 2018). "New LDS temple to be built in Layton". Standard-Examiner. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  4. ^ "South Jordan again has two Mormon temples as Eyring rededicates an updated Jordan River Temple". Salt Lake Tribune. 20 May 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  5. ^ Mays, Kenneth (30 May 2018). "Picturing history: Where Layton, the site of a future LDS temple, gets its name". Deseret News. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  6. ^ The Salta Argentina, Bengaluru India, Managua Nicaragua, Cagayan de Oro Philippines, Richmond Virginia, and Russia temples.
  7. ^ "7 New Temples Announced during April 2018 General Conference", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2018-04-01
  8. ^ "Layton Utah Temple Site Announced: Will be second Latter-day Saint temple in Davis County". Newsroom. LDS Church. 15 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Church Releases Rendering of Layton Utah Temple". Newsroom. LDS Church. 8 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Groundbreaking Dates Announced for Temples in Virginia, the Philippines and Utah". Newsroom. LDS Church. 23 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Small-Scale Groundbreaking Held for Layton Utah Temple". Newsroom. LDS Church. 23 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Church Breaks Ground for Layton Utah Temple: This will be the second temple in Davis County". Newsroom. LDS Church. 30 May 2020.

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