Sunday, May 23, 2010

South Florida Temple Location - Finally

We finally know where the new South Florida temple will be located!  We have long known the approximate location, but somehow couldn't determine exactly where it would be (although now it is obvious that we should have been able to guess).  Below is a google maps view of the area.  You can also go to the bcpa website and search for Folio 504028060010.  This triangular lot is right next to I-75 and just north of Griffin Road.  It is an excellent location that will allow thousands of people will see it on a daily basis.  On a side note it is also very near to Vista View Park, which has the highest hill in So. East Florida (an old land-fill).

It is incredible to think that the temple will be only 14 miles away from our house!  A 20 min drive instead of 3 hours...quite a difference.  It will only be about 40% as large as the Orlando temple which will make it about 28000 sq. feet, but for our location and and church membership it will be perfect.  For a similar temple check out the temple located in Billings Montana.

The renderings that were shown us actually made it seem much more real and allow us a glimpse of what it will probably be like.  It is a blessing to know that finally (at least in a couple of years) we will be blessed with a temple so close to home.

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Heather said...

Super news! We would have lived so close to that temple... Like 2 miles. I'm so glad for you guys to get a temple so close! Thanks for the update.

Lisa said...

That is awesome! I'm jealous. We are about 5 1/2 hours from our temple (Bismark, ND). We are also about 5 hours from Billings and Denver. Maybe someday there'll be one in Rapid City!