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Church announces groundbreaking date for Saratoga Springs temple

General public living in the area can watch the event from local Latter-day Saint meetinghouses.

A rendering of the Saratoga Springs Temple.
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SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that a groundbreaking will be held for its Saratoga Springs temple on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Only those with an invitation can attend the event. The general public living in the area can watch the event from local meetinghouses.

Elder Craig C. Christensen, Utah area president, will preside over the groundbreaking.

In April 2017, then-church President Thomas S. Monson announced the temple during general conference.

The new temple will be located in the Beacon Pointe subdivision west of Redwood Road and north of Meadow Side Drive. The temple will be three stories of about 87,000 square feet. The location’s site is 22.7 acres.

The church announced it will also build a 21,000-square-foot meetinghouse adjacent to the temple.

Renderings of the temple were released on Friday.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, that the groundbreaking for the Saratoga Springs temple, pictured in this artist rendering, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The church has 163 operating temples worldwide with another 46 in the planning phases or currently under construction. Currently, Utah has 17 operating temples. Temples in Layton, the Tooele Valley and Washington have also been announced.