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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

July 15, 2015

Panels Reach Top Floor of Merdian Idaho Temple
At the southwest corner of the Meridian Idaho Temple, the installation of precast concrete panels has reached the top floor of the building. Several panels feature intricate designs, giving this holy house of worship a distinct appearance among Latter-day Saint temples.

July 1, 2015

Panel Deliveries for Meridian Temple
Flatbed trucks continue to make regular deliveries to the Meridian Idaho Temple site as precast concrete panels are hoisted into place and attached to the building's exterior.

June 18, 2015

More Panels Set on Meridian Temple
The attachment of stone façade panels to the exterior of the Meridian Idaho Temple continues along the main floor. The temple will be the second in the Boise metro.

June 8, 2015

Aerial Update of the Meridian Idaho Temple
New aerial photographs of the Meridian Idaho Temple show the progress being made on the temple and meetinghouse, including the recently installed dome-like structure atop the temple. Rough grading has been finished for the ponds that will be featured on the temple grounds.

May 31, 2015

Meridian Idaho Temple Dome
The dome structure that will sit atop the center of the Meridian Idaho Temple has been delivered to the site for installation. New aerial photographs have been posted.

May 8, 2015

First Panels Go Up in Meridian
The attachment of precast concrete panels to the exterior of the Meridian Idaho Temple has begun at the northwest corner of the building. Asphalt is being laid on Linder Road.

April 23, 2015

A View from the North of the Meridian Idaho Temple
Rising on a bluff just south of the Boise River, the beautiful Meridian Idaho Temple will be visible from many parts of the Treasure Valley. Structural framing for the temple continues, which can be observed from the Welcome Center—open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

April 11, 2015

Meridian Temple Grows Taller
Structural steel framing for the Meridian Idaho Temple has reached the building's top level with layers of corrugated steel defining the three floors and the entrance canopy.

March 31, 2015

New Photographs of Meridian Temple
Photographs of the Meridian Idaho Temple taken on Sunday show the latest progress including the footings that have been poured for the adjoining stake center.

March 23, 2015

Meridian Idaho Temple Rising Higher
New steel beams have been erected for the Meridian Idaho Temple, which have raised the framing to the shoulder height of the building. And forms are in place for pouring the footings for the stake center.

March 16, 2015

Structural Framing Underway for Meridian Temple
Cranes are hoisting steel beams into place as framing gets underway for the Meridian Idaho Temple. Footing excavation has begun for the stake center.

February 28, 2015

Elevator Shafts Rise in Meridian
With the foundation for the Meridian Idaho Temple in place, workers are now assembling forms for pouring the building's elevator shafts.

February 15, 2015

View of Meridian from Drone
Progress on the Meridian Idaho Temple foundation was captured from the perspective of a drone, which shows little remaining to be poured.

February 4, 2015

Land Cleared for Meetinghouse
Land next to the Meridian Idaho Temple has been cleared and graded for the meetinghouse that will be constructed there, sharing parking with the temple.

January 26, 2015

Meridian Temple Foundation Walls
With the concrete forms removed, new foundation walls for the Meridian Idaho Temple can be seen from this overhead view of the site.

January 16, 2015

Improvements Coming to Linder Road in Meridian
To improve the flow of traffic around the Meridian Idaho Temple, Linder Road will soon be undergoing a makeover including widening the street, adding turn lanes, and installing traffic lights at the south end of the property.

January 12, 2015

Meridian Temple Foundation
With the subbasement walls of the Meridian Idaho Temple poured and backfilled, walls for the main basement level are now going up.

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.

"As we touch the temple and love the temple, our lives will reflect our faith. As we go to the holy house, as we remember the covenants we make therein, we will be able to bear every trial and overcome each temptation."
—Thomas S. Monson

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