Tooele Valley Utah Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location officially announced; concept plan submitted to local government
Announcement:7 April 2019
Total Floor Area:70,000 square feet
As of September 2019, the location has been announced for the Tooele Valley Utah Temple, which is in the design and approval stages. Project leaders will soon begin work with government officials and will submit public documents in the coming months. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
The Tooele Valley Utah Temple will be a three-story building of approximately 70,000 square feet. Plans also call for the construction of an adjacent 20,000-square-foot meetinghouse.
Renderings of the exterior and interior of the Tooele Valley Utah Temple will be released to the public once detailed plans have been finalized.
On September 25, 2019, the location of the Tooele Valley Utah Temple was announced. The temple will be constructed in the community of Erda, northwest of the intersection of Erda Way and Highway 36. Erda offers a central location to residents in the Tooele Valley.1
Utah's twenty-first temple was announced for Tooele Valley on April 7, 2019, at the Sunday Afternoon Session of General Conference by President Russell M. Nelson. There are eleven stakes organized in the valley with stake centers located in the communities of Tooele, Stansbury Park, Grantsville, and Erda. In recent years, Church membership has grown steadily in the county with members driving over 30 miles to participate in temple worship at the Salt Lake Temple.2
The Tooele Valley Utah Temple will be the twenty-first temple built in Utah and the first built in Tooele County.
- "Tooele Valley Utah Temple Site Announced," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 25 Sept. 2019
- "Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at April 2019 General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Apr. 2019.