Layton Utah Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement
Announcement:1 April 2018
The Layton Utah Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
The official rendering of the Layton Utah Temple has not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the Layton Utah Temple, but local members are speculating that a 13-acre farm off Oak Hills Drive on the southeast side of Layton may be the site for the temple. The property was acquired by the Church on Friday, March 30, 2018—two days before the temple was announced. The mayor of Layton has confirmed that the temple will be constructed within the city's boundaries, but only a First Presidency announcement will confirm the specific location. The Church also owns large parcels of land on Layton's west side off Gentile Street.
During the Sunday Afternoon Session of the 188th Annual General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced the construction of the Layton Utah Temple. The city of Layton is located in Davis County, a growing region of Northern Utah where members are organized into 64 stakes. The Church had recently announced that the Utah Salt Lake City Mission would be reorganized as the Utah Layton Mission.1
The Layton Utah Temple will be the nineteenth temple built in Utah and the second built in Davis County, following the Bountiful Utah Temple (1995).
- "Seven Temples Announced as April 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 1 Apr. 2018.