35080 Gómez Palacio, Durango
Announcement:4 April 2021
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:10 December 2022 by Hugo Montoya
Site:0.89 acres | 0.4 hectares
Architectural Features:Single attached central tower
Ordinance Rooms:One instruction room, one sealing room, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:10,000 square feet | 929 square meters
Elevation:3,726.11 feet | 1,135.72 meters
Elder Hugo Montoya, president of the Mexico Area, presided at the groundbreaking services for the Torreón Mexico Temple on Saturday, December 10, 2022. The 10,000-square-foot temple will be constructed in the suburb of Gómez Palacio on a 0.89-acre site located across from the meetinghouse at the corner of Paris and Amsterdam. The metropolitan area of Torreón straddles the border that separates the Mexican states of Coahuila and Durango.1
On September 23, 2021, an official exterior rendering of the Torreón Mexico Temple was released.
The Torreón Mexico Temple will be constructed on a 0.89-acre site at the corner of Paris and Amsterdam Streets across the street from an existing meetinghouse in the city of Gómez Palacio. The single-story temple will be approximately 10,000 square feet.2 Plans also include an accommodation center, a distribution center, and a residence for the temple president and matron.
On April 4, 2021, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Torreón Mexico Temple at the 191st Annual General Conference. This will be Mexico’s 16th temple. Torreón is a city in the Mexican state of Coahuila with a population of about 635,000 people. The other temples in Mexico at the time of the announcement included the Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple, Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple, Guadalajara Mexico Temple, Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple, Mérida Mexico Temple, Mexico City Mexico Temple, Monterrey Mexico Temple, Oaxaca Mexico Temple, Puebla Mexico Temple, Querétaro Mexico Temple, Tampico Mexico Temple, Tijuana Mexico Temple, Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico Temple, Veracruz Mexico Temple, and Villahermosa Mexico Temple. The country is home to approximately 1.5 million Latter-day Saints, more than any other country outside the United States, and 1,800 congregations. Missionary work began in Mexico in 1875.3
- "Groundbreaking Dates Announced for Four Temples in Latin America," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 17 Oct. 2022.
- "Temple Site Locations Announced in Four Latin American Countries," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 23 Sept. 2021.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "At April 2021 Conference, Prophet Announces 20 More Temples to Be Constructed," 4 Apr. 2021.