MERIDIAN — 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.