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An Explosive Start to Construction in Saratoga Springs, Utah

Subcontractors for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple project are having a blast preparing the ground for the future temple and meetinghouse. Precisely placed explosives are breaking through the unyielding bedrock so that excavation may proceed to the required depth. The solid bedrock will provide a firm footing for the buildings' foundations.

Activity at the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Site

Heavy equipment is scattered across the vast project site for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple. Crews are installing hard landscaping along Founders Boulevard—the street that connects the temple to the highway (Redwood Road). The temple property itself is being prepared and graded, which involves busting through some of the bedrock to achieve the proper grade.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

Elder Craig C. Christensen, president of the Utah Area, presided at today's groundbreaking ceremony for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple. In his remarks, he spoke of an experience he had walking the temple site a month earlier: "I realized…how this particular temple will bless many individuals and families, including your children, your marriages, your families, and, especially, many of your ancestors." He added: "This is the place where your children and families will be protected from the evils that are ever present in the world today, and to make sacred covenants with the Lord." His words reached an audience of tens of thousands of members and guests gathered both at the temple site and at local meetinghouses. Following the formal proceedings, attendees were invited to take pictures and turn a shovelful of dirt to commemorate the historic occasion.

Youth Help Prepare for Saratoga Springs Groundbreaking

A small army of young people passed chairs from arms to arms this afternoon in preparation for tomorrow's groundbreaking ceremony for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple. The rows of chairs joined a stage, a set of choir risers, and some potted trees set up for the historic services. Construction has begun on the street that will lead to the temple site.

Groundbreaking Announced for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

Elder Craig C. Christensen, president of the Utah Area, will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Attendance at the temple site is by invitation only, with the general public invited to watch the services live from designated local meetinghouses. The temple will be constructed in the new Beacon Pointe development, west of Redwood Road and north of Meadow Side Drive. The 87,000-square-foot, three-story temple and a 21,000-square-foot meetinghouse will share the site.

Location of Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Identified

Church representatives have filed preliminary plans with the City of Saratoga Springs for the construction of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple. Plans call for a three-story, 87,000-square-foot temple with an adjacent 21,000-square-foot meetinghouse on a 22.7-acre site in the new Beacon Pointe development, located west of Redwood Road and north of Meadow Side Drive. Plans have not yet been finalized, so no exterior or interior renderings have been released, and no groundbreaking date has been set.

Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Site Photographs

Recently submitted photographs of a candidate site for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple shows the breathtaking views of Utah Lake and the surrounding mountains that are visible from the gently rising knoll where the temple is anticipated to stand.
Saratoga Springs Utah Temple
Streets around temple site paved; hard landscaping being installed along Founders Boulevard; grading temple site and blasting bedrock
Saratoga Springs Utah Temple
Streets around temple site paved; hard landscaping being installed along Founders Boulevard; grading temple site and blasting bedrock
Saratoga Springs Utah Temple
Streets around temple site paved; hard landscaping being installed along Founders Boulevard; grading temple site and blasting bedrock
Saratoga Springs Utah Temple
Streets around temple site paved; hard landscaping being installed along Founders Boulevard; grading temple site and blasting bedrock
Saratoga Springs Utah Temple
Streets around temple site paved; hard landscaping being installed along Founders Boulevard; grading temple site and blasting bedrock
Saratoga Springs Utah Temple
Streets around temple site paved; hard landscaping being installed along Founders Boulevard; grading temple site and blasting bedrock
Saratoga Springs Utah Temple
Streets around temple site paved; hard landscaping being installed along Founders Boulevard; grading temple site and blasting bedrock