By Kent Larsen
Church's Architects Disclose Plans for Redlands Temple
REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA -- The architects of The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints' proposed Redlands Temple released plans for the
building Saturday, showing a 17,000-square-foot building covered in a
light-colored granite exterior and featuring a 130-foot steeple. The
proposed temple is planned for a lot next to the Church's Redlands
Stake Center, located at 5th and Wabash avenues.
The architects also submitted the plans to the city last week,
starting the process for approval from the planning commission and
obtaining a building permit. The plans could reach the planning
commission in September.
The plans released included a computer-generated model of the temple,
showing a semicircle of palm trees around the building. In addition,
Church officials hope to save some of the orange trees on the site to
serve as a buffer between the temple and its neighbors. As in the
case of many of the Church's new smaller temples, the building will
share parking facilities, which will be enlarged, with the stake
center next door.
Architects detail proposal for LDS Redlands temple
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