Meridian Idaho Temple
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
- August 30, 2014 - Glenna Christensen: Mormons' temple designs are a tribute to God
- August 28, 2014 - Groundbreaking for Meridian Idaho Temple
- August 24, 2014 - Thousands celebrate start of Meridian temple construction
- August 23, 2014 - Ground Broken for Meridian Idaho Temple
- August 23, 2014 - LDS church breaks ground for new Meridian temple
- August 18, 2014 - Work starts on Treasure Valley’s second Mormon temple
- July 26, 2014 - Groundbreaking Announced for Meridian Temple
- July 21, 2014 - LDS Church to break ground next month for temple in Meridian, Idaho, its 15th under construction
March 23, 2015
Meridian Idaho Temple Rising HigherNew 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 TempleCranes 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 MeridianWith 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 DroneProgress 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 MeetinghouseLand 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 WallsWith 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 MeridianTo 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 FoundationWith 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 SiteThe 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 SiteThe 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 SiteAs 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 TempleExcavation 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 SiteJust 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 TempleElder 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 TomorrowThe 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 TempleA 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 TempleAt 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 TempleOn 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 TempleIt 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 TempleThe 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 RoadThe 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.
"I should not like to contemplate an existence, especially one that is going to continue forever, if I could not enjoy that existence with those whom I love. And so we build temples in the name of the Lord."
—Hugh B. Brown
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