Summarized by Kent Larsen
LDS Church Confirms Location of Columbia River Washington Temple
RICHLAND, WASHINGTON -- LDS Church members were excited to learn in Sunday
church meeetings that the LDS Church will build its previously announced
Columbia River Washington Temple on a plot adjacent to an existing Church
building. The site had been the subject of rumors and a newspaper report,
but Church officials wouldn't confirm the location until this past weekend.
The Temple will be one of the Church's new "smaller" Temples, probably about
15,000 square feet, and similar in design to the recent Spokane Temple.
Church members in the Tri-Cities area currently must travel to Bellevue,
Washington, Spokane, Washington or Portland, Oregon to attend a Temple. The
new Temple will serve about 13,000 Church members.
Further details about the building are not yet available. According to
Harriet Sutherland, Multi-Stake Public Affairs Media Director for the LDS
Church in the Tri-Cities, some dirt has already been moved at the site. She
also said that Church members are very excited about the building.
"Everybody's thrilled because now we know work will go forward on the temple."
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Kennewick WA Tri-City Herald 23Oct00 D1
By Jason Hagey: Herald staff writer