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Excavation Progress for the Red Cliffs Utah Temple

In the two weeks since the groundbreaking was held for the Red Cliffs Utah Temple, a crater-like hole has been dug on site. Inside the excavation, crews will soon begin work on building the foundation for the temple. The temple serve the rapidly growing Church membership in Washington County, alongside the St. George Utah Temple.

Red Cliffs Utah Temple Groundbreaking Ceremony Held

"We salute those pioneers who, with sacrifice and sweat, built just a mile or so away the beautiful St. George temple that has provided a symbolic anchor of our faith in this part of the state for a century and a half," prayed Elder Jeffrey R. Holland on November 7, 2020, at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Red Cliffs Utah Temple—St. George's second temple. Elder Holland was joined by his wife, Patricia; his son, Elder Matthew S. Holland, General Authority Seventy; Elder Craig C. Christensen, Utah Area President; and other invited guests. The Hollands, who are natives of Southern Utah, were filled with emotion at the joyful occasion. The ceremony marks the start of construction for the beautiful three-story, 90,000-square-foot temple.

Elder Holland to Break Ground on the Red Cliffs Utah Temple

The First Presidency has announced that Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and native of St. George, Utah, will preside at the November groundbreaking for the Red Cliffs Utah Temple, located in St. George northeast of the intersection of 3000 East and 1580 South. The three-story, 90,000-square-foot house of worship will stand on a 14-acre plot of former agricultural land.

Official Name Released for Temple in Washington County

Red Cliffs Utah Temple will be the name of Washington County's second temple, which has previously been known by the project name Washington County Utah Temple. For the past several months, preliminary construction has been underway at the temple site, significantly raising the grade of the property. Members are looking forward to the announcement of the formal groundbreaking.

Dirt Platform Created for Temple in Washington County

Preliminary construction activity has settled down at the site of Washington County's second temple where earth movers have worked for weeks to build up the grade of the property, creating a level mound for the temple and compacting the ground for future roadways. Members are looking forward to the announcement of a groundbreaking date.

Conditional Use Permit Approved for Temple in Washington County

A conditional use permit was approved this evening for Washington County's second temple at a meeting of the City of St. George Planning Commission. A conditional use permit is required for any structure higher than 40 feet. Plans for the 3-story temple call for a primary structure of approximately 70 feet and a steeple structure rising no higher than 230 feet. The site plan shows the 96,000-square-foot temple surrounded by 600 parking spaces and beautiful landscaping with hundreds of trees, prominent water features, ornamental fencing, and a boulevard-style driveway leading into the grounds.

Clearing the Temple Site in Washington County, Utah

A former farm in St. George, Utah, will soon be the site for Washington County's second temple. For several days, heavy equipment has been clearing and grading the property. The official exterior rendering was recently released for the temple, as plans receive the necessary approvals and permits. Renovation continues on the city's first temple: the St. George Utah Temple.

Temple Announced for Washington County to Be Built in St. George

The location of the temple announced for Washington County has been revealed as northeast of the intersection of 3000 East and 1580 South in the Washington Fields area of St. George. The temple will be a three-story building of approximately 88,000 square feet. Once detailed plans have been finalized, interior and exterior renderings will be released. Project leaders will soon begin work with government officials and will submit public documents in the coming months. No groundbreaking date has been announced. It will be the second temple to be constructed in St. George.