Here's what Meridian's new LDS temple will look like

The rendering of what the temple will look like once complete


by Karen Zatkulak and KTVB.COM

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Posted on May 16, 2013 at 7:27 AM

Updated Thursday, May 16 at 3:47 PM

MERIDIAN -- Officials with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have released a rendering showing Meridian's future LDS temple.

A non-affiliated LDS church website published the image earlier this week. According to it will be the fifth temple built in Idaho.

The website says Meridian's temple will be slightly different than other church temples, since it will be built without traditional towers and steeples. Instead, the four-level building will be topped with a gold dome supporting a gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni.

The temple will be located on 12 acres along the Boise River just off North Linder Road. That's about 20 minutes from Boise's temple.

The site plan shows the temple sitting in the northeast corner of the property, just south of Duck Alley Road.

As for the construction, the website in question says the temple is currently in the government approval phase.

The church has not announced a date for groundbreaking.

Members of the LDS church say Meridian is the fastest growing city in Idaho, and that's why the new temple in Meridian is needed, as it will reduce demands on the Boise temple.