Tallahassee Florida Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location announced; exterior rendering released; groundbreaking not announced
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Announcement:5 April 2020
Total Floor Area:29,000 square feet
The Tallahassee Florida Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced. A permit to demolition the single-family residence on site was issued on May 2, 2019.
The Tallahassee Florida Temple will be a single-story temple of approximately 29,000 square feet with a center spire. It will stand across from an existing meetinghouse. The project will also include the construction of a distribution center.
On January 13, 2021, an official exterior rendering of the Tallahassee Florida Temple was released.
On January 13, 2021, the location of the Tallahassee Florida Temple was announced as a 4.97-acre site at 2440 Papillon Way across from the meetinghouse on Thomasville Road. The temple will stand on a major highway on the north side of Tallahassee, providing good access to members living throughout the region.1
In his closing remarks at the conclusion of the April 2020 General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct a temple in Florida's capital city of Tallahassee. It is the largest city in the Florida Panhandle and centrally located between the east and west sides of North Florida. The Tallahassee Florida Temple will be third to be constructed in Florida. There are over 150,000 members of the Church in the state organized into 33 stakes. Latter-day Saints in Tallahassee currently travel 260 miles to participate in temple worship at the Orlando Florida Temple.2
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Tallahassee Florida Temple Location Revealed," 13 Jan. 2021.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at General Conference," 5 Apr. 2020.