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Framing the Stake Center at the Feather River California Temple Site

Major progress has been made on the stake center that shares a site with the Feather River California Temple. The concrete slab for the building was poured in June, and just a couple of months later, the majority of the roof has been framed and the exterior walls have been sheathed. Curbing has been poured for the parking that will surround the two buildings. Inside the temple, dry wall and window frame installation continues. Watch the latest aerial view update.

Hanging Drywall Inside the Feather River California Temple

On the first floor of the Feather River California Temple, framing has been finished, and about 90 percent of the drywall is hung. On the second floor, nearly 90 percent of the framing is in place, and drywall installation has just begun. Temporary glass is being inserted into the window openings to enclose the building while preparations are underway to weld the single-ply PVC membrane roof for a tight fit. Framing of the stake center is scheduled to begin next week.

Framing the Interior of the Feather River California Temple

Work has been focused on the interior of the Feather River California Temple since cladding of the exterior was completed about two months ago. Steel studs are framing the interior rooms, and utilities are being roughed in. Local members are happy to deliver treats or meals to the construction crew on Fridays. Many feel privileged to be working on the project and sense a special spirit there. Visitors are welcomed at the missionary trailer on most days between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Cladding the Feather River California Temple Steeple

Cladding of the Feather River California Temple in precast panels has progressed to the body of the steeple. The rectangular-shaped tower will feature four arched windows while the octagonal lantern tower will hold eight windows, capped with a domed cupola and angel Moroni statue. Inside the temple, rooms are being framed and utility runs roughed in.

Cladding of the Feather River California Temple Moving Quickly

Cladding of the main body of the Feather River California Temple with precast wall panels is nearly finished, leaving just the steeple and mechanical level on the roof. The beautiful temple will be joining a wide variety of houses of worship found throughout the diverse Yuba City region. A newly created video gives an introduction of the temple to interested members of the community.

Panel Progress at the Feather River California Temple

The attachment of elegant cream-colored panels to the frame of the Feather River California Temple is making speedy progress. The wide arched panel that will hold the stained-glass windows for the Celestial Room and baptistry has been installed on the rear side of the building. The second-story panels feature classy moldings that will sit just beneath the temple's parapet panels.

Feather River California Temple Arched Window Openings

The attachment of precast concrete panels to the steel body of the Feather River California Temple is progressing steadily. The arched window openings on each side of the temple have been installed, looking beautiful under the sunny California skies. The west coast temple shares a similar floor plan with the Richmond Virginia Temple, currently under construction on the east coast.

Attaching Panels to the Feather River California Temple

Precast concrete panels are arriving at the Feather River California Temple for attachment to the steel structure of the building. The panels being installed along the body of the temple will each hold an arched upper window and a rectangular lower window. The temple is the eighth to be constructed in the state of California.

Cupola Frame Attached to the Feather River California Temple

On Friday, February 5, a crane hoisted the frame for the cupola of the Feather River California Temple to its place atop the tower frame, bringing the temple to its full height, except for the future addition of the angel Moroni. The structure will feature eight arched windows and an octagonal dome. A three-minute video captures the exhilarating moment of installation.

Framing the Steeple for the Feather River California Temple

A rainbow appears over the Feather River California Temple while the construction crew sets steel beams into place for the body of the steeple that will rise over the entrance to the building. The octagonal frame for the cupola sits in a staging area on site, ready to be attached once the steeple frame is installed. The cupola will feature an octagonal dome, supporting a figure of the angel Moroni.

Staircases Installed in the Feather River California Temple

The assembly of the structural frame for the Feather River California Temple continues to advance in California's beautiful Feather River Valley. Metal sheets and beams have combined to form the two-story building with a mechanical level. Staircases have recently been installed in the temple, and concrete bases have been poured for lamp posts around the stake center site. Watch a video update of the construction.

Installing the Feather River California Temple Floor and Roof Decks

As the structural frame for the Feather River California Temple continues to rise, crews have begun attaching the floor and roof decks to the interlocking steel beams. An aerial view of the temple site shows the well organized piles of materials that sit in staging areas around the temple. Preparation work has also begun for some of the parking areas.

Superstructure Rising for the Feather River California Temple

After weeks of foundation work, crews at the Feather River California Temple site have begun setting the structural steel frame. Work started on the rear side of the building near the baptismal font. Both the first- and second-story beams are set before moving forward to the next section. Members are thrilled to see the building rising above ground when they drive by on Butte House Road.

Feather River California Temple Utility Trenches

The foundation for the Feather River California Temple has been backfilled, and utility trenches have been dug for water and sewer lines. The concrete walls that will surround the baptismal font are in place, and forms have been set for the central walls that will support the base of the font. Watch a recent drone video taken outside the perimeter of the property.

Forms Set for Feather River California Temple Foundation Walls

Concrete forms are in place for the foundation walls that will surround the partial basement of the Feather River California Temple. The baptismal font for the main floor baptistry will descend into the basement and sit on the octagonal footing, bearing the weight of the hundreds of gallons of water that will fill the font. Watch a video update on the progress of the temple and stake center.

Feather River California Temple Baptismal Font Footing

The concrete footing for the baptismal font of the Feather River California Temple is clearly visible in new photographs and video of the construction progress. Reinforcing steel bar has been installed around the perimeter and in the center of the footing for foundation walls will be poured in the coming weeks. Water lines have been installed in utility trenches across the property.

Setting Rebar at the Feather River California Temple

The excavations for the Feather River California Temple are being filled with wooden forms and crisscrossing rebar that will contain and reinforce the strong concrete footings for the building. A white vapor barrier has been installed at the end of the temple for the floor slab of the partial basement. At the stake center site, water lines are being backfilled. Watch a video update of the construction progress.

Preparing for Footings for the Feather River California Temple

Excavation continues for the foundations of the Feather River California Temple and the stake center for the Yuba City California Stake. On the rear side of the temple, where the baptistry will be located, forms have been set for concrete footings. Watch an inspirational video that features beautiful drone footage of the temple site and uplifting words from President Gordon B. Hinckley—one of the great temple builders of our time.

Grading the Feather River California Temple Site

Construction of the Feather River California Temple, located in Yuba City, began the week following the weekend groundbreaking for the temple and stake center held on July 18. Grading equipment is building up and leveling the ground according to specifications, and excavation for the foundations is expected to begin shortly. Watch the latest drone video of the construction site.

Ground Broken for the Feather River California Temple

Elder Paul H. Watkins, Area Seventy, presided at a small groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, July 18, 2020, for the Feather River California Temple. Attendance was limited by COVID-19 social guidelines. In his site dedicatory prayer, Elder Watkins prayed, "As the temple foundation is poured, and the walls are placed, and the roof is formed, let us all revitalize our foundational faith in apostles and prophets with Jesus Christ being our chief cornerstone." A video of the service will be publicly released in the next few days.

Preparing for the Feather River California Temple Groundbreaking

All of the former structures on the site of the Feather River California Temple have been demolished and removed, clearing the way for next weekend's groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for Saturday, July 18, 2020. Yuba City sits at the junction of several major highways, making temple worship more accessible for many members throughout Northern California. The temple will be the most northern in the state.

Drones Capture Stake Center Demolition in Yuba City, California

Local members are taking daily drone footage of the demolition progress on the Yuba City stake center where the Feather River California Temple will be constructed. Just a few walls remain of the church building as seen in the most recent photographs and videos. A formal groundbreaking ceremony for the temple will be held next month on Saturday, July 18, 2020.

Demolition Begins on the Yuba City California Stake Center

Heavy equipment began demolishing the stake center for the Yuba City California Stake today to make way for the Feather River California Temple, a new stake center, and a grounds building. The project was unanimously approved by the City of Yuba City Planning Commission on Wednesday, June 10. Before demolition began, the interior was carefully dismantled under the direction of the stake president, and materials were distributed throughout the community to benefit other churches and organizations. Numerous items were claimed including the wood floor in the gym, the heavy solid wood doors, the pews and pipe organ in the chapel, and even the concrete benches that sat outside the building.

Dismantling of Stake Center Underway in Yuba City, California

The interior of the stake center in Yuba City, California, is currently being dismantled with everything in the building being freely donated to other churches, schools, and organizations across the community. The decades-old meetinghouse will be demolished to make way for the Feather River California Temple and a new stake center to be constructed on the grassy area behind the temple. A formal groundbreaking ceremony will be held in two months on Saturday, July 18.

Feather River California Temple Groundbreaking

On July 18, 2020, Elder Scott D. Whiting of the North America West Area presidency will preside over the groundbreaking ceremony for the Feather River California Temple, located at 1470 Butte House Road in Yuba City. Attendance at the site will be by invitation only. Additional details will be announced through local leaders. The site for the 38,000-square-foot temple will be shared by a new meetinghouse and distribution center.

Rendering, Location Released for Feather River California Temple

An official rendering of the Feather River California Temple has been released, and the location of the temple site has been identified as a 9-acre parcel where the stake center for the Yuba City California Stake is located at 1470 Butte House Road. The existing stake center will be demolished and replaced by the 38,000-square-foot temple, a new stake center, and a distribution center. Additional exterior and interior renderings will be made public at a later date. Project leaders will soon begin work with city officials and will submit public documents in the coming months. No date has been announced for the groundbreaking ceremony.

Feather River California Temple

The name for the temple to be constructed in Yuba City, California, has been changed to Feather River California Temple on the temple list maintained on the official website for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Development Services Department for Yuba City listed the temple as one of its planning projects for 2019 in a goal-setting presentation made to the City Council. No location for the temple has been officially announced.