Demolition Begins on Stake Center in Taylorsville, Utah
Demolition began today on the exterior structure of the former stake center where the Taylorsville Utah Temple will be constructed. With progress well underway on preparing the site for the temple, members are eagerly anticipating the release of the official rendering and groundbreaking date for the temple. It is expected to be similar in size and dimension to the Tooele Valley Utah Temple.
Installing Fence Around the Taylorsville Utah Temple Site
A chain-link fence is going up around the property for the Taylorsville Utah Temple, as the time draws near for demolition of the former stake center. Over the last few weeks, the lamp posts in the parking lot have been dismantled, natural gas to the property has been turned off, the stone welcome sign has been removed, and abatement of hazardous materials has been carried out.
Abatement Activity at Taylorsville Meetinghouse
Abatement workers dressed in hooded coveralls and half-face respirator masks have arrived at the Taylorsville meetinghouse where the Taylorsville Utah Temple will be constructed. Eagle Environmental has been contracted to carry out the removal of hazardous materials from the decades-old building so that harmful particles are not discharged into the air when the building is demolished and removed.
City Approvals Granted for the Taylorsville Utah Temple
At a City Council meeting held tonight for the City of Taylorsville, three ordinances and a resolution were approved to clear the way for construction of the Taylorsville Utah Temple. The first two ordinances amend the City code, adding a new zoning classification called Site Specific Development – Institutional – Temple. And the third ordinance rezones the temple property from Single Family Residential to the new classification. The resolution approves a development agreement with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for construction of the temple.
Preparing for the Taylorsville Utah Temple
"In our view, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints could not have picked a better location," said Taylorsville Mayor Kristie Overson of the Taylorsville Utah Temple site. "It is a visible location supported by nearby businesses and vibrant neighborhoods, as well as adjacent thoroughfares and convenient freeway onramps," she noted. This spring, the church building that currently occupies the site is anticipated to be demolished. It has been serving as the stake center for the Taylorsville Utah Valley Park Stake.
Location Announced for the Taylorsville Utah Temple
The location of the Taylorsville Utah Temple has been announced as the site of an existing meetinghouse and recreational field at 2603 West 4700 South. The meetinghouse will be demolished and replaced with the three-story, 70,000-square-foot temple. The 7.5-acre site, situated at the southwest corner of an I-215 interchange, will provide convenient access to patrons and be highly visible to beltway motorists.