Announcement:3 April 2022
Ordinance Rooms:One instruction room, one sealing room, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:9,900 square feet | 920 square meters
Elevation:733 feet | 223 meters
The Cleveland Ohio Temple is currently in the planning and approval stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
On July 25, 2023, the official exterior rendering for the Cleveland Ohio Temple was released to the public.1
On December 19, 2022, the location of the Cleveland Ohio Temple was announced as a parcel of property on Brecksville Road (south of Longano Drive) in Independence, Cuyahoga County. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 9,000 square feet with a 100-foot spire. A 2,200-square-foot ancillary building will provide a non-patron waiting area, restrooms, break room, and storage for grounds and maintenance equipment.2
On April 3, 2022, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Cleveland Ohio Temple at the April 2022 General Conference. Cleveland is located along the southern shore of Lake Erie and is located about 20 miles from the Church’s first temple in Kirtland. The temple in Kirtland was dedicated in 1836, and the property is owned by the Community of Christ. This will be the state’s second temple. The Columbus Ohio Temple was dedicated in September 1999. There are more than 63,000 Latter-day Saints in approximately 125 congregations in Ohio.3
- "Site Announced for Temple in California," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 25 Jul. 2023.
- "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.