The LDS Church on Saturday confirmed it has purchased the KJZZ studio building west of the Salt Lake City International Airport, a deal that represents its third noteworthy real estate acquisition in recent weeks.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the vacant KJZZ building at 5181 W. Amelia Earhart Drive from Miller Family Real Estate LLC for an undisclosed price, spokesman Scott Trotter said in a statement.
The church intends to use the property for church operations, "possibly as an audio visual studio or warehouse," he said.
A listing on the Commerce Real Estate Solutions Web site priced the 67,000-square-foot building at $6.6 million.
KJZZ, the official station of the Utah Jazz, recently consolidated its operations at EnergySolutions Arena.
A Miller Family Real Estate spokesman was not immediately available Saturday.
The KJZZ deal follows the LDS Church's purchase confirmed earlier this month of a 3.76-acre lot on the northeast corner of 400 West and North Temple in Salt Lake City. The church's real estate arm bought the lot from Gastronomy Inc. subsidiary SLH NET for an undisclosed amount.
Trotter said in a statement at the time that the church viewed the purchase as a long-term investment and had no immediate plans to develop it.
The church also earlier this month confirmed it had bought 13 acres in downtown Salt Lake City from Sinclair Cos. The deal, estimated to be worth $25 million, included the block between 400 South and 500 South and West Temple and Main Street.
The church also characterized that purchase as a long-term investment.