At the October 2021 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will reconstruct the Provo Utah Temple when the Orem Utah Temple is complete.
The rendering below shows the planned design of the redesigned Provo Temple exterior. The temple location will stay the same. Closure dates will be announced later.
The mayor of Provo, Michelle Kaufusi, said online, “The Provo temple has been a place of light and joy to so many. I will always have fond memories of the original but am excited about the rebuild. The new temple will be bigger and even more beautiful. I have met with representatives of the church and am eager to help them any way I can. As a city, we’re grateful to the institutions and buildings that call Provo home. This new temple will become one of Provo’s finest gems, set against one of the most stunning backdrops in the world, the peaks of Rock Canyon.”
Smithfield Utah Temple
President Nelson announced the Smithfield Utah Temple at the April 2021 general conference. This three-story, 81,000-square-foot temple will be built on a 13.3-acre site at the intersection of N 800 West and W 100 North.
Utah has 28 temples announced, under construction, under renovation or in operation. In addition to the temple in Smithfield, temples have been announced or are under construction in Ephraim, Heber Valley, Layton, Lindon, Orem, St. George (Red Cliffs), Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Taylorsville and Tooele (Deseret Peak).