Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location announced; exterior rendering released; conditional Use application under review; groundbreaking not announced
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Announcement:5 April 2020
Architectural Features:Single attached central spire
Total Floor Area:32,000 square feet
The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple will be a single-story temple of approximately 32,000 square feet with a center spire. It will stand next to an existing stake center.
On January 19, 2021, an official exterior rendering of the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple was released.
On January 19, 2021, the location of the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple was announced as a 5.8-acre site at 2093 Powell Road in Cranberry Township next to the stake center for the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania North Stake. The temple will stand north of Pittsburgh not far from the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76), providing good access to members living throughout the region.1
The second largest city in Pennsylvania will be home to the second temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pennsylvania, as announced by President Russell M. Nelson on April 5, 2020, at the Sunday afternoon session of General Conference. The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple will serve thousands of members in Western Pennsylvania, Northeast Ohio, and Northern West Virginia who currently participate in temple worship at the Columbus Ohio Temple and Washington D.C. Temple. The are more than 100,000 Latter-day Saints in Pennsylvania where the Church enjoys a rich heritage. Joseph Smith translated most of the Book of Mormon in Oakland Township, Pennsylvania. John the Baptist appeared to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery in a nearby forest and restored the Aaronic Priesthood. Joseph and Oliver also baptized each other in the Susquehanna River.2
The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple will be the second temple built in Pennsylvania, following the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple (2016).
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Location and Rendering Released for Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple," 19 Jan. 2021
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at General Conference," 5 Apr. 2020.