Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

McAllen Texas Temple

Planning and approval phase; site location officially announced; seeking approval of conditional use permit; groundbreaking not announced


300 West Trenton Road
McAllen, Texas
United States


5 October 2019


10.6 acres

Total Floor Area: 

25,000 square feet

Construction Status

As of December 2019, the location has been announced for the McAllen Texas Temple, which is in the design and approval stages. Project leaders will soon begin work with government officials and will submit public documents in the coming months. No groundbreaking date has been announced.

Temple Rendering

Renderings of the McAllen Texas Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.

Temple Design

The McAllen Texas Temple will be a single-story building of approximately 25,000 square feet with a central spire. A meetinghouse of over 17,000 square feet will be constructed adjacent to the temple.

Temple Site

On December 11, 2019, the location of the McAllen Texas Temple was announced. The temple will be constructed on a 10.6-acre field located northwest of the intersection of Second Street and West Trenton Road on the north side of McAllen.1

Temple Announcement

On October 5, 2019, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the McAllen Texas Temple at the 189th Semiannual General Conference.2

  1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple News Release, "New Temple Site Locations Announced in Texas and Utah," 11 Dec. 2019.
  2. "President Nelson Announces Eight New Temples During General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 5 Oct. 2019.