HEBER CITY, Utah — On October 8, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Heber Valley Utah Temple. Church President Russel M. Nelson led the ceremony, which commemorated the beginning of the building’s construction.
The temple will be built on a 17.9-acre site just southeast of 1400 East Center Street in Heber City and will measure approximately 88,000 feet and three stories. It will be the 28th temple in the state of Utah and is being constructed simultaneously with several other new temples in the state.
President Nelson opened the ceremony by saying, “Today, we will begin the work by breaking ground for a temple in this unique and wonderful valley. I love you all and wholeheartedly rejoice with you.” He also spoke that the building will be built on land previously owned by George Holmes Sr, a child of immigrant parents and a WWII veteran who purchased the land in 1946.
The temple was originally announced in October 2021, marking the first temple to be constructed in Wasatch County.