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Meridian Idaho Temple

News Archives

Following is a collection of news items that have appeared on the News page for the Meridian Idaho Temple. To share your latest news for the temple, please send an e-mail.

Recent News Stories


News Archives

November 29, 2014

Visitors' Trailer Opens at the Meridian Idaho Temple Construction Site
The missionary couple overseeing the construction of the Meridian Idaho Temple has received approval to open their on-site trailer to visitors of the construction site. A young man's Eagle Project will eventually produce a viewing stand next to the trailer. There is not too much that can be seen at the moment, as work is still progressing on the temple foundation and underground utilities.

October 21, 2014

Overhead View of the Meridian Idaho Temple Site
The massive excavation and first footings for the Meridian Idaho Temple foundation can be seen in this recently submitted overhead photograph of the site. Just south of the temple, stakes are in the ground, marking the perimeter of the stake center that will share the temple property.

October 7, 2014

Rebar Arrives at Meridian Site
As crews prepare to lay footings for the Meridian Idaho Temple foundation, deliveries of rebar have arrived at the site. The temple will be the second in the Boise Metro.

September 16, 2014

Excavation for Meridian Temple
Excavation activities are well underway for the Meridian Idaho Temple and meetinghouse. Footings for the foundations will soon be poured.

September 4, 2014

Clearing Meridian Temple Site
Just two days after the closing amen at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Meridian Idaho Temple, heavy equipment was on site clearing trees and rough grading.

August 23, 2014

Ground Broken for Meridian Temple
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve presided today over the formal groundbreaking ceremony for the Meridian Idaho Temple.

August 22, 2014

Meridian Groundbreaking Set for Tomorrow
The formal groundbreaking ceremony for the Meridian Idaho Temple will be held tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m. Attendance at the temple site is by invitation only, but the services will be broadcast to area chapels to allow everyone to participate.

July 19, 2014

August Groundbreaking Announced for Meridian Temple
A groundbreaking ceremony has been announced for the Meridian Idaho Temple. The event will take place on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the temple site, which is located just north of the intersection of North Linder Road and Chinden Boulevard.

October 24, 2013

Construction Approval Upheld for Meridian Idaho Temple
At the end of a four-hour public hearing last night, construction approval for the Meridian Idaho Temple was upheld by the Ada County commissioners in a 2-0 vote. A resident had filed an appeal on the grounds that the project would create an adverse impact on the enjoyment of her property.

October 20, 2013

Public Hearing Scheduled for Meridian Idaho Temple
On Wednesday, October 23, a public hearing will be held for the Meridian Idaho Temple due to an appeal that was filed after the project was approved by the Ada County Planning and Zoning Commission on August 8. The temple site is located on N Linder Rd, just north of Chinden Blvd.

August 9, 2013

Planning Commission Approves Meridian Idaho Temple
It was standing room only at a public hearing held last night for the Meridian Idaho Temple. Supporters turned out in droves for the 4½-hour meeting, which resulted in a 3-2 vote in favor of the temple plans with a restriction on lighting after 10:00 p.m. limited to ground level.

May 15, 2013

Rendering Released for the Meridian Idaho Temple
The official rendering of the Meridian Idaho Temple has been released in conjunction with a neighborhood meeting held as part of the government approval process. The multi-level temple will be topped with a beautiful gold dome supporting a gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni

December 19, 2011

Meridian Idaho Temple to Stand on North Linder Road
The Church has designated the location of the Meridian Idaho Temple as 7345 N Linder Rd, just north of the intersection of N Linder Rd and Chinden Blvd. The Meridian temple and Boise Idaho Temple—currently undergoing renovation—will both serve members in the Treasure Valley.

"And they pitched their tents round about the temple, every man having his tent with the door thereof towards the temple, that thereby they might remain in their tents and hear the words which king Benjamin should speak unto them."
—Mosiah 2:6

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