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Photo:  Aaron Bradshaw

Vernal Utah Temple Monument Sign

A new monument sign has been installed at the southwest corner of the Vernal Utah Temple site. The former sign, which had been located in front of the entrance to the building, was removed as part of the parking lot expansion project that was carried out this year. The sign is surrounded by brick and coping stones that coordinate with the temple and its hard landscaping elements.
Photo:  Elliott Jolley

Soft Landscaping Planted at the Vernal Utah Temple

Fresh sod, brightly colored flowers, and evenly spaced trees have brought life to the hard landscaping elements of concrete, brick, and asphalt composing the expanded parking lot of the Vernal Utah Temple. The former tabernacle is looking more beautiful than ever, and patrons are thrilled to have an on-site parking option with plenty of available spaces. The temple just entered Phase 2 of reopening.
Photo:  Elliott Jolley

Pavers Installed at Entrance to Vernal Utah Temple

Hard landscaping continues for the expanded parking lot of the Vernal Utah Temple including a large circular element and four smaller rectangular elements in the center island. Reddish pavers have been installed around the main entrance to the temple and in the courtyard area. A solid fence has gone up between the parking lot and the residences to the north. A concrete slab has also been poured for a new monument sign that will be located at the southwest corner of the property.
Photo:  Elliott Jolley

Laying Brick at the Vernal Utah Temple

As part of the Vernal Utah Temple parking lot expansion project, new landscape structures have been poured in front of the entrance to the temple to create a courtyard-like feature. The short walls will be made of brick to coordinate with the historic building that had originally been constructed as a tabernacle. Before the project began, asphalt abutted the temple entrance. But through the acquisition of the street and several residences to the east, there will now be ample parking and beautiful landscaping to greet temple patrons.
Photo:  Elliott Jolley

Vernal Utah Temple Parking Lot Taking Shape

More curbing and sidewalks have been poured for the Vernal Utah Temple parking lot expansion project. Electrical wiring has been run and bases installed for the lamp posts that will light the parking area. Outlines have been drawn for the various landscaping features including a circular gathering area at the center of the parking lot median.
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Curbing Being Poured for Vernal Utah Temple Parking Lot

Construction is moving forward on the parking lot expansion for the Vernal Utah Temple. The street that once separated the temple from the block to the east has been removed, and crews have surveyed, staked, and rolled the site. Curbing is now being poured around the lot to define the parking areas, an entrance plaza, and a center island that will be beautifully landscaped with grass and trees.
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Construction Underway on Vernal Utah Temple Parking Lot Expansion

A major expansion to the parking lot for the Vernal Utah Temple and adjoining stake center has begun on the block and the street east of the buildings. Limited parking has long been a problem for the temple and stake center, which was alleviated somewhat by an overflow lot north of the stake center. The new east lot will eliminate the need for patrons to cross a street or park on the street and will allow landscaping to be added in front of the temple for the first time.

Vernal Utah Temple Parking Expansion

Plans are underway to create additional parking and landscaping at the Vernal Utah Temple. Last year, the Church presented plans for a parking lot on the block east of the temple where the Church had acquired six residences and an empty lot. As City staff examined the request, however, they recommended that the street directly east of the temple and stake center also be vacated, which was approved by the City Council following a public hearing. A revised concept plan was created incorporating beautiful landscaping in front of the temple. The Vernal Planning Commission voted on the revised plan last week, recommending approval of a conditional use permit to the City Council.