Orem Utah Temple
Recent News Articles
- June 24, 2020 – LDS Church announces Orem Temple groundbreaking
- June 24, 2020 – Groundbreaking Date Announced for Orem Utah Temple
- April 15, 2020 – Orem City Council approves LDS Temple zone change
- April 1, 2020 – Orem Planning Commission approves zone change for LDS temple
- March 8, 2020 – LDS Church holds meeting for future neighbors of Orem Temple
- December 12, 2019 – Orem temple will be located at nexus of major growth close to two Provo temples
- October 9, 2019 – Orem temple announcement catches some off-guard, excites area mayors
Activity at the Orem Utah Temple Site
Heavy equipment has been clearing the land where the Orem Utah Temple and an adjoining meetinghouse will stand. A residence that stood at the corner of the property has been also been razed in preparation for September's groundbreaking ceremony. The temple will be the sixth constructed in Utah County.
Orem Utah Temple Groundbreaking Date Announced
The First Presidency has announced that ground will be broken for the Orem Utah Temple on Saturday, September 5, 2020. The ceremony will be presided by Elder Craig C. Christensen, president of the Utah Area. Attendance at the temple site will be by invitation only. The three-story, 70,000-square-foot temple and an adjoining 20,000-square-foot meetinghouse will be constructed on a 16-acre parcel located at approximately 1471 South Geneva Road, just west of Interstate 15 and south of University Parkway.
Planning Commission Approves Rezoning for the Orem Utah Temple
Plans for the Orem Utah Temple are progressing through the approval process with the City of Orem. One necessary approval was granted today by the Planning Commission with a unanimous vote to approve rezoning of the property. The final rezoning approval is expected to be granted by the City Council on April 14. Once an official site plan has been submitted and approved by the Planning Commission, a groundbreaking could be held as early as late summer or early fall. Construction is anticipated to last two years. Interior and exterior renderings of the temple will be released prior to the groundbreaking. The height of the proposed temple is just over 218 feet.
Neighbor Meeting Held for the Orem Utah Temple
A concept site plan for the Orem Utah Temple was presented yesterday at a meeting held for neighbors of the Geneva Road site. Two buildings would stand on the 16-acre parcel—a stake center and the temple. The meetinghouse would be located near the road while the temple would stand on the back of the lot near the interstate with a stunning backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains. Plenty of parking and beautiful landscaping would surround the sacred structures.
Orem Utah Temple Site Announced
The three-story, 70,000-square-foot Orem Utah Temple will be constructed in the southwest corner of Orem, near Utah Valley University, at approximately 1471 South Geneva Road, as announced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on December 11, 2019. The 16-acre tract of land will be shared by a meetinghouse of roughly 20,000 square feet. The future temple will be immediately west of I-15, offering convenience to patrons and a beautiful landmark to interstate motorists.