Plans call for 87,000-square-foot Latter-day Saint temple in Saratoga Springs

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Church Office Building, located at 50 E. North Temple, Salt Lake City, is home to the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Utah’s 18th Latter-day Saint temple has taken another step toward construction and eventual completion.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Tuesday that it has filed preliminary plans — with no exterior or interior renderings — for the edifice due to go up in Saratoga Springs.

The three-story, 87,000-square-foot structure will be built in the new Beacon Pointe subdivision west of Redwood Road and north of Meadow Side Drive, according to a news release. A 21,000-square-foot church meetinghouse will be constructed nearby.

A groundbreaking date has not been set.

The Beehive State has 17 operating temples, with plans to build four more, in Saratoga Springs, Layton, Washington County and Tooele Valley.