Temple Sites Acquired in Utah and Colombia
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“Temple Sites Acquired in Utah and Colombia,” Ensign, Aug. 1988, 78

Temple Sites Acquired in Utah and Colombia

With increasing temple activity throughout the Church, the First Presidency has announced the acquisition of two sites for possible construction of additional temples.

One of the new sites is in Bountiful, Utah; the other is in Bogotá, Colombia.

While there are no definite plans for immediate construction, the choice properties were acquired while available.

The nine-acre Bountiful site is on the high east bench of the city and offers a panoramic view of the valley and the Great Salt Lake to the west. A road now under construction will provide easy access to the site.

In Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia, the new property comprises 3.75 acres. Bogotá was included as a prospective site when new temples were announced in 1984.

New temples are currently under construction in Las Vegas, Nevada; Portland, Oregon; San Diego, California; and Toronto, Ontario.

Facilities at the temple in Boise, Idaho, were recently enlarged, and temple facilities at Dallas, Texas, and Chicago, Illinois, are being similarly expanded.

Extensive renovation work is also in progress, or soon will be, at the Hawaii, Alberta, Swiss, and Oakland temples.