Layton Utah Temple
Preparing for groundbreaking ceremony; applications submitted for preliminary subdivision plat and conditional use permit
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Announcement:1 April 2018
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:30 May 2020 by Craig C. Christensen
Architectural Features:Two attached end spires with an angel Moroni statue
Total Floor Area:87,000 square feet
On Saturday, May 30, 2020, the groundbreaking ceremony will be held for the Layton Utah Temple. The service will be broadcast to stake centers in the temple district, and attendance at the temple site will be by invitation only. Elder Craig C. Christensen, president of the Utah Area, will preside. The three-story, 87,000-square-foot temple will be constructed at the corner of Oak Hills Drive and Rosewood Lane in Layton.1
In November 2019, a preliminary subdivision plat and an application for a conditional use permit were brought before the Layton City Planning Commission.
On October 8, 2019, an official exterior rendering of the Layton Utah Temple was released.
Plans for the Layton Utah Temple call for a three-story building of approximately 87,000 square feet.
The Layton Utah Temple will be constructed on the site of an 11.8-acre pasture at the corner of Oak Hills Drive and Rosewood Lane on the southeast side of Layton. The property was acquired by the Church on Friday, March 30, 2018—two days before the temple was announced.
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.2
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).
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Groundbreaking Dates Announced for Temples in Virginia, the Philippines and Utah," 23 Jan. 2020
- "Seven Temples Announced as April 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 1 Apr. 2018.