SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released interior renderings of the Tooele Valley Utah Temple on Tuesday.
“These beautiful renderings depict the care and attention to detail that will go into the construction of this house of the Lord,” said Brent Roberts, managing director of the church’s Special Projects Department, in a church statement. “The temple is our holiest place of worship. We believe this will be a place where Latter-day Saints in the Tooele Valley and beyond can go to obtain peace and divine direction in their lives.”
With the Salt Lake Temple undergoing a major four-year renovation, the construction of the Tooele Valley temple has moved at an accelerated pace. The three-story, 70,000-square-foot temple will be located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Erda Way and state Route 36 in Erda.
A date for the groundbreaking has not yet been set.
Bill Williams, director of temple design for the church, said the design of this temple features a cast stone exterior with copper shingles done in a pioneer style. The temple design will also feature several flowers native to the Tooele Valley, including cliffrose and silvery lupine.
The Tooele Valley temple is one of five Utah temples announced in recent years. The others include Layton, Orem, Syracuse, Taylorsville and Washington County. A temple in Saratoga Springs is currently under construction. Utah currently has 17 operating temples.