Announcement:3 April 2022
Site:10.6 acres | 4.3 hectares
Architectural Features:Single attached central tower
Ordinance Rooms:Two instruction rooms, two sealing rooms, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:30,000 square feet | 2,787 square meters
Elevation:897 feet | 274 meters
The Austin Texas Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Austin Texas Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
On December 19, 2022, the location of the Austin Texas Temple was announced as a 10.6-acre site adjacent to an existing meetinghouse located at 1801 East Park Street in Cedar Park. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 30,000 square feet.1
On April 3, 2022, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Austin Texas Temple at the April 2022 General Conference. The Austin Texas Temple will be the seventh temple for the Lone Star State. There are more than 362,000 Latter-day Saints in Texas. Austin is the Texas state capital. Other temples in Texas at the time of the announcement included the Dallas Texas Temple, Fort Worth Texas Temple, Houston Texas Temple, Lubbock Texas Temple, San Antonio Texas Temple, and McAllen Texas Temple. Missionary work began in Texas in 1843. In 1898, land was purchased that eventually became the East Texas colony of Kelsey, composed of 300 Church members.2
- "Three Temple Sites Announced in the Americas," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 19 Dec. 2022.
- "President Nelson Announces 17 New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 3 Apr. 2022.