Taylorsville Utah Temple
Planning and approval phase; ordinances and resolution approved by Taylorsville City Council; demolition of stake center slated for April
Announcement:5 October 2019
Architectural Features:Single attached central spire
Total Floor Area:70,460 square feet
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.
Renderings of the Taylorsville Utah Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly 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.1
On October 5, 2019, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Taylorsville Utah Temple at the 189th Semiannual General Conference.2
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 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.