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Mock-Up at the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple Site

A mock-up has been erected at the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple site, providing a physical example of how the temple exterior is being constructed. The walls of the temple were formed with ICF blocks and filled with concrete. A turquoise sealant is currently being applied as an additional moisture barrier. Concrete has been poured for the baptismal font and main floor slab. Steel framing for the roof will begin shortly.
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Plastic Sheeting Over the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple

Plastic sheeting has been attached to the exterior walls of the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple, providing a way to regulate temperatures under winter weather conditions. On the west wall, pilasters have been framed and sheathed on either side of the main window. On the grounds, a layer of asphalt has been paved for the west drop-off zone, and lamp post installation has begun.
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Curbing Installed at the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple Site

Hardscape installation has begun at the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple site where concrete curbing for the parking areas has been poured and cured. The main floor walls for the temple have been formed, and the upper walls will soon follow, rising from the center of the building. The joints in the insulated concrete forms are being sealed, leaving a brick pattern of dark lines.
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Exterior Wall Forms for the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple

The white wall forms for the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple have reached the top of the main level. Forming on the east side has been limited to leave a wide opening to the interior that will be closed later. The stay-in-place forms are being filled with concrete using a pump truck with a long articulating arm called a boom. The gorgeous setting for the temple is enhanced by the fall leaves, light fog, and dark evergreen trees.
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Saturday Sunrise at the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple

A breathtaking sunrise over the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple painted the sky in beautiful golden hues last month. The forms for the exterior walls of this House of the Lord rise a little higher each day. At the groundbreaking ceremony, held almost a year ago, Elder Valeri V. Cordón said in his site dedicatory prayer: "We pray that the temple will be a beacon of hope and peace that inspires this community to come unto Christ even in its construction phase."
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Structural Walls Rising for the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple

The exterior walls for the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple are making their upward climb. Although metal forms are traditionally used to cast concrete walls in place, this project will use insulated concrete forms—a newer product that was also used in the construction of the Moses Lake Washington Temple. Insulated concrete forms combine insulation, moisture protection, and steel bar holders into interlocking, stay-in-place blocks that are more efficient and effective than traditional methods.
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Pouring Footings for the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple

The walls for the partial basement of the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple can been seen above ground, and footings for the main level are being formed and poured. The exterior walls will be built with insulated concrete forms that stay in place. Construction is also underway on an ancillary building. Visitors to the construction site are well received and educated at the visitors' center trailer.
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Building the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple Foundation

Construction of the concrete foundation for the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple is progressing. Using a 120-foot tall crane—the same height as the temple—reinforcing bar is lowered into the excavation pit where it is received and installed. A concrete mixer and boom truck work in tandem to deliver concrete through a long pipe and hose. The 37-inch base will be waterproofed before being backfilled.
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Building Permits Approved for the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple

Construction of the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple is ramping up, following the approval of awaited building permits. Storm drains and pipes are being installed for the drainage system while the sewer line is being backfilled. Crews are also trenching for new water lines that will service the temple. The six-month anniversary of the groundbreaking will be reached at the end of the month.
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Willamette Valley Oregon Temple Drainage System

Precast manhole sections were recently delivered to the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple site and offloaded near the location for the baptistry basement. The manhole will provide access to the site drainage system that is under construction. The temple is located at the southern end of the Willamette Valley next to the McKenzie River.
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Fasting for Construction of the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple

Many members in the Willamette Valley recently participated in a fast for the construction of the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple. Excavation and site preparation activities have taken place, but the building permits needed to allow construction of the temple to move forward have not yet been issued. A lot of work is taking place behind the scenes including quarrying stone for the exterior cladding. Members are encouraged to continue fasting, praying, and attending the temple in Portland or Medford.
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Excavation Underway for the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple

Excavation activity has begun at the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple site where a groundbreaking ceremony was held last month. Visitors to the construction site are invited to visit the Welcome Center trailer on weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. The missionary couple are happy to answer questions and to provide additional information on the current status of the temple and upcoming plans.
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Groundbreaking Held for the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple

Elder Valeri V. Cordón, first counselor in the North America West Area presidency, presided at the groundbreaking for the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple on Saturday, October 29, 2022. The 30,000-square-foot temple will be constructed on a 10.5-acre site at the intersection of International Boulevard and Corporate Way in Springfield. Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 31, and is anticipated to last two to three years. In his dedicatory prayer, Elder Cordón said: "We pray that the temple will be a beacon of hope and peace that inspires this community to come unto Christ even in its construction phase."
Photo:  Robert O'Connor

Site Clearing Underway for the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple

Heavy machinery has begun to clear vegetation from the site of the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple ahead of the groundbreaking ceremony that has been scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2022. The choice piece of property is located east of Eugene in the city of Springfield, surrounded by beautiful natural features including groves of trees, rolling hills, and the meandering McKenzie River.
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Groundbreaking Date Announced for the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple has been announced for Saturday, October 29, 2022. Elder Valeri V. Cordón, a General Authority Seventy and first counselor in the North America West Area presidency, will preside. The 10.5-acre temple site is located at the corner of International Boulevard and Corporate Way in Springfield, Oregon. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 30,000 square feet.
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Location and Official Name Announced for Temple in Eugene, Oregon

The temple announced for Eugene, Oregon, in the April 2021 General Conference has been officially named the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple. The temple will be constructed on a 10.5-acre site at the intersection of International Boulevard and Corporate Way in Springfield, Oregon, a suburb of Eugene. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 30,000 square feet. The temple will serve more than 30,000 Latter-day Saints in West-Central Oregon. A groundbreaking announcement will be made later.