By Kent Larsen
Helsinki Finland Temple Site Reserved
ESPOO, FINLAND -- A news report in the Helsinki Sanomat last week
said that the city of Espoo had reserved a lot for the LDS Church's
planned Helsinki Temple. The city council's vote last Tuesday put the
Temple about 7 miles northwest of downtown Helsinki. According to the
report, the lot is reserved until the end of next year, contingent
upon the Church getting city zoning and other plans in place.
The lot set aside for the Church is about 7.5 acres (3 hectares), but
a small portion of the area is currently private property. According
to current architectural plans, the Church will build a
23,000-square-foot building on the property
The Helsinki Temple was announced in April General Conference, 2000.
Finland currently has two stakes and about 4,500 members. The
proposed Temple will also be the closest geographically for Church
members in northeastern Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Mormonit rakentavat kirkon Espooseen
Helsingin Sanomat 23May01 D1
[Article in Finnish]