Fort Collins Colorado Temple

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Fort Collins Colorado Temple
Picture of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple taken during the open house.
Picture of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple taken during the open house.
Number 153 edit data
Dedication 16 October 2016 (16 October 2016) by
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Site 11.54 acres (4.7 hectares)
Floor area 42,000 sq ft (3,900 m2)
Height 112 ft (34 m)
Preceded by Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple
Followed by Star Valley Wyoming Temple
Official websiteNews & images

The Fort Collins Colorado Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Fort Collins, Colorado.[4] Completed in 2016, the intent to construct the temple was announced by church president Thomas S. Monson on April 2, 2011, during the church's semi-annual general conference.

The temple is on the southeast corner of the intersection at Trilby Road and Timberline Road, across the Street from an LDS chapel in Fort Collins.[5] The new 42,000-square-foot (3,900 m2)[6] structure in Fort Collins will serve the needs of more than 20,000 church members in Northern Colorado, Western Nebraska and Southern Wyoming.[7]

The developers applied to rezone the land to accommodate a structure designed to service this tri-state region. The property was originally zoned to support only homes and neighborhood centers that, act "as a focal point for neighborhood activity," and may include, "a grocery store or supermarket and other neighborhood oriented retail services."[8] Due to an intergovermental agreement between the Larimer County and the City of Fort Collins,[9] the developer first pursued the rezoning through Larimer County, followed by an annexation and rezoning process through the City of Fort Collins.

In November 2011, the city planning board in Fort Collins recommended annexation and rezoning of the proposed temple site.[10] Work on the temple commenced with a groundbreaking ceremony conducted by Ronald A. Rasband on August 24, 2013.[11][12]

As construction progressed, the temple was vandalized on August 23, 2015, along with other places of worship in the local area.[13][14] On August 26, 2015, a statue of the angel Moroni, similar to those that sit atop many LDS temples was put in place.[15]

A public open house was held from August 19 through September 10, 2016, excluding Sundays.[16] The temple was formally dedicated by Dieter F. Uchtdorf on October 16, 2016.[17]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sterzer, Rachel (August 24, 2013), "Elder Rasband breaks ground for Fort Collins Colorado Temple", Deseret News, retrieved 2013-08-25 
  2. ^ "Fort Collins Colorado Temple", ldschurchtemples.com, retrieved 2 April 2011 .
  3. ^ "Site Announced for Fort Collins Temple", LDS Newsroom, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, retrieved 10 August 2011 .
  4. ^ "Church Announces New Temples in Canada, Colorado and Idaho". The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 2011-04-02. Retrieved 2011-06-30. 
  5. ^ Walker, Joseph (8 July 2011). Fort Collins LDS temple site announced. Published by Deseret News. Last accessed 11 July 2011
  6. ^ "Public Invited to Tour Fort Collins Mormon Temple", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2016-08-16 
  7. ^ Duff, Kathleen (3 April 2011). "Temple to be built in Fort Collins". Published by Fort Collins Coloradoan.
  8. ^ Fossil Creek Reservoir Area Plan, City of Fort Collins, Colorado
  9. ^ Larimer County and City of Fort Collins Intergovernmental Agreements, City of Fort Collins, Colorado
  10. ^ KSL article on city planning board recommendation
  11. ^ Briggs, Austin (24 August 2013). "Northern Colorado Mormons break ground on Fort Collins temple". Published by Fort Collins Coloradoan.
  12. ^ Sterzer, Rachel (24 August 2013). "Elder Rasband breaks ground for Fort Collins Colorado Temple". Deseret News
  13. ^ Potter, Chelsea (25 August 2015). "LDS Church releases statement after vandals damage Fort Collins Temple construction site". Deseret News. 
  14. ^ de la Rosa, Katie (24 August 2015). "Vandals damage Fort Collins LDS temple construction site". Coloradoan. 
  15. ^ "Angel Moroni Lifted to the Top of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2015-08-27 
  16. ^ "Open House and Dedication Dates Announced for Fort Collins Colorado Temple: Second temple in this western state", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2016-02-18 
  17. ^ "Fort Collins Colorado Temple Is Dedicated: 153rd Mormon temple in the world, second in Colorado", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2016-10-16 

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