The location, exterior rendering and new name of a temple coming to Oregon were all released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday.
This temple will now be known as the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple, according to a news release.
A rendering of the temple has been released, but detailed design are still being developed. A groundbreaking date will be announced later.
Where will the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple be built?
- The temple will be built on a 10.5-acre site at the intersection of International Boulevard and Corporate Way in Springfield, a suburb of Eugene. The single-story temple will have approximately 30,000 square feet.
How many temples are in Oregon?
- The Willamette Valley temple will be the third Latter-day Saint temple in the Beaver State. It will join the Portland Oregon and Medford Oregon Temples, and will serve more than 30,000 members.
- There are more than 150,000 Latter-day Saints attending over 300 congregations in Oregon, according to the church’s newsroom.
Which new temples have sites and renderings?
With this announcement, the church has now identified a location and released an exterior rendering for nine of the 20 temples sites identified on April 4. The other eight temples include:
- Helena, Montana
- Casper, Wyoming
- Grand Junction, Colorado
- Farmington, New Mexico
- Burley, Idaho
- Elko, Nevada
- Yorba Linda, California
- Smithfield, Utah
The Helena temple groundbreaking took place less than three months after it was announced.
Locations and renderings for the other 11 temples announced in April — all sites outside the United States — have not yet been released.