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Summarized by Kent Larsen

LDS Church Moves Monterrey Mexico Temple Site Due to Neighbor Opposition

MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON, MEXICO -- An article in yesterday's El Norte newspaper in Monterrey says that the LDS Church has decided to move the planned Monterrey Temple to a new site due to opposition from neighbors. The Church first announced the Temple in 1995, but has not been able to start construction due to a three-year-long lawsuit by neighbors. While the Church won the lawsuit, it has instead decided to move the building to another site.

The LDS Church's original site was in San Pedro, a town near Monterrey, next to the Colegio Labastida. But neighbors opposed the city granting a land use permit, arguing publically that the presence of the Temple would create an "unnecessary social problem." An organized group of neighbors used every means possible to stop the building, ultimately filing a lawsuit. But the permit was finally granted last year by the court.

But last March the Church decided to relocate the building inside the city of Monterrey, in the Huajuco zone of the city. Esteban Barcenas, Secretary of Urban Development and Ecology for the city says he doesn't see any potential roadblocks to construction now. "The grant of the land use license was normal, as happens with other types of construction."

Elder Pratt of the Mexico North Area Presidency told El Norte that the Church moved the Temple to avoid further problems with the neighbors, "To avoid problems, we have decided to buy another property. We don't want to bother anyone."

Estara en Monterrey templo de mormones
Monterrey Mexico El Norte 7Aug00 D1
By Vicente Guerrero
Stop trying to locate in San Pedro; will build magnificent building in the Huajuco zone


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