Temples Planned in Florida, Utah
May 1990

“Temples Planned in Florida, Utah,” Ensign, May 1990, 112

Temples Planned in Florida, Utah

The First Presidency has announced plans to build two new temples, one in the Orlando, Florida, area, and the other in Bountiful, Utah, just north of Salt Lake City.

Bountiful temple

The new Bountiful temple, seen in this architect’s rendering, will be located in the foothills above the city.

The announcement of the Florida temple came in a letter to General Authorities and to priesthood leaders in the area. No site has yet been selected, nor has a proposed starting date been announced.

Noting the long distances that many Florida members have to travel to the temple in Atlanta, Georgia, the First Presidency wrote, “We have selected Orlando because it is a central location with good highways from all parts of the state.”

The Church had previously announced, in May 1988, that property had been purchased in Bountiful for the possible construction of a temple. “We have now determined to undertake the construction of a temple on this site,” the First Presidency said in a letter read to members in Bountiful during meetings on February 18 this year.

The site for the Bountiful temple is located in the city’s foothills.

With the announcement of the two new temples, the Church now has forty-nine temples in operation, under construction, or in the planning stages.