Plans for Mormon Temple on Staples Mill Road in Glen Allen unveiled to public

Plans for Mormon Temple on Staples Mill Road in Glen Allen unveiled to public

The two-story, 36,000-square-foot temple would be the first in Virginia.

From Richmond BizSense:

Local members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints got their first glimpse of a planned 11-acre temple complex – the church’s first in Virginia – that’s set to rise in Henrico County.

Hundreds gathered Wednesday evening for a chance to review plans for the proposed temple, which would rise at 10915 Staples Mill Road and include a two-story, 36,200-square-foot temple and an adjacent 16,200-square-foot meeting house.

Wednesday’s gathering, held at the Richmond Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 2500 Pump Road, included local, regional and national Mormon representatives, including several from the church’s home base in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Plans, which were first reported by BizSense in March also call for a large steeple capped with a golden statue of Mormon religious figure Angel Moroni.

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