Public hearing on Meridian's new LDS temple to be held in July (w/picture)

May 17, 2013 

— The design differs from many of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ temples. Absent are traditional towers and steeples. Instead, the multilevel temple will feature a gold dome. It will still be topped with a gold-leafed statue of ­Angel Moroni.

The church has submitted its plans to Ada County Development Services. A public hearing will be held July 11 at the Ada County Courthouse.

Fifth Gem State temple: In April 2011, church President Thomas S. Monson announced that a temple would be built in Meridian. It will be the second in the Treasure Valley. In 1855, the first Mormons settled in Idaho, where more than 410,000 members live today.

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