The likely site of Tucson's first Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple is in the Catalina Foothills.
The Arizona Daily Star reports that church planners submitted preliminary documents to Pima County showing a two-story, 34,000-square-foot temple on more than seven acres the church purchased in 2010 for $1.6 million. The church also recently bought a home on one acre on the north edge of the possible temple location for $390,000.
At 34,000 square feet, the Tucson temple would be about one-fourth the size of Arizona's best-known LDS temple in Mesa.
The church has 400,000 members in Arizona, including 30,000 in Southern Arizona.
David Hoefferle, Tucson Latter-day Saints spokesman, said no final decision has been made about the location of the Tucson temple.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information on obituaries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends in Mid-Michigan. Death notices are displayed during theMore >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends who have lost loved ones.More >