Announcement:5 October 2019
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:31 October 2020 by Gerrit W. Gong
Site:7.5 acres | 3.0 hectares
Architectural Features:Single attached octagonal tower
Ordinance Rooms:Four instruction rooms, four sealing rooms, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:70,460 square feet | 6,546 square meters
Elevation:4,335 feet | 1,322 meters
On October 31, 2020, Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles presided over a small gathering of Church and community leaders at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Taylorsville Utah Temple. The three-story, 70,000-square-foot temple will be constructed on a 7.5-acre site at 2603 West 4700 South. In his site dedicatory prayer, Elder Gong said, "Grateful roots and wings, we come as one from across our generations, communities, heritages and languages — one in heart and mind, one in the restored gospel of Thy Son Jesus Christ, one in the household of faith and fellowship of the saints."1
On April 1, 2020, three ordinances and a resolution were approved by the Taylorsville City Council to clear the way for construction of the Taylorsville Utah Temple. The first two ordinances amended the City code, adding a new zoning classification called Site Specific Development – Institutional – Temple. The third ordinance rezoned the temple property from Single Family Residential to Site Specific Development – Institutional – Temple. The resolution approved a development agreement with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for construction of the temple.
On August 13, 2020, an official exterior rendering of the Taylorsville Utah Temple was released.
The Taylorsville Utah Temple will be a three-story building of approximately 70,000 square feet with a central spire. Two-level parking is planned for the site, providing both surface and underground parking spaces.
On December 11, 2019, the location of the Taylorsville Utah Temple was announced. The temple will be constructed on the site of an existing meetinghouse and recreational field at 2603 West 4700 South. The meetinghouse, which currently serves as the stake center for the Taylorsville Utah Valley Park Stake, will be demolished. The 7.5-acre site, situated at the southwest corner of an I-215 interchange, will offer a convenient location for patrons and a beautiful landmark to beltway motorists.2
On October 5, 2019, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Taylorsville Utah Temple at the 189th Semiannual General Conference.3
The Taylorsville Utah Temple will be the twenty-third temple built in Utah and the fifth built in the Salt Lake Valley, following the Salt Lake Temple (1893), the Jordan River Utah Temple (1981), the Draper Utah Temple (2009), and the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple (2009).
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Taylorsville Utah Temple Groundbreaking Signals Official Start of Construction," 31 Oct. 2020.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple News Release, "New Temple Site Locations Announced in Texas and Utah," 11 Dec. 2019.
- "President Nelson Announces Eight New Temples During General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 5 Oct. 2019.