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Des Moines Iowa Temple

Planning and approval phase; site location announced; groundbreaking not announced


9050 NW 62nd Avenue
Johnston, Iowa  50131
United States


7 April 2024


19.576 acres  |  7.9 hectares

Total Floor Area: 

18,850 square feet  |  1,751 square meters


914 feet  |  279 meters

Construction Status

The Des Moines Iowa Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.

Temple Rendering

An official rendering of the Des Moines Iowa Temple has not yet been released to the public.

Temple Site

On April 29, 2024, the location of the Des Moines Iowa Temple was announced as a 19.576-acre site located at 9050 NW 62nd Avenue in the suburb of Johnston. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 18,850 square feet.1

Temple Announcement

On April 7, 2024, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Des Moines Iowa Temple at the 194th Annual General Conference. It will be the first temple in the state. Des Moines is the capital and most populous city in the state of Iowa. At the time of the announcement, the Midwest state was home to more than 29,000 Latter-day Saints in about 70 congregations. In the 1840s, nearly 200 Latter-day Saint pioneers established a small community named Garden Grove where they planted crops and built cabins for the pioneer companies who migrated westward toward Utah in the ensuing years. Other communities were built at Mount Pisgah and Council Bluffs.2

  1. "News for Temples in Canada and the US," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 29 Apr. 2024.
  2. "President Russell M. Nelson Announces 15 Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Apr. 2024.