The groundbreaking date has not been announced. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Groundbreaking Held for Red Cliffs Utah Temple," 7 Nov. 2020. Elder Holland was joined by his wife, Patricia; his son, Elder Matthew S. Holland, General Authority Seventy; Elder Craig C. Christensen, Utah Area President; and other invited guests. For the past several months, preliminary construction has been underway at the temple … The three-story, 90,000-square-foot house of worship will stand on a 14-acre plot of former agricultural land. The Red Cliffs Utah Temple will be the fourth temple built in the same city as another operating temple, the St. George Utah Temple (1877), making St. George, Utah, the fourth city in the world to have more than one temple, following South Jordan, Utah; Provo, Utah; and Lima, Peru. The temple serve the rapidly growing Church membership in Washington County, alongside the St. George Utah Temple. The temple will be constructed on a 14-acre site located northeast of the intersection of 3000 East and 1580 South in the Washington Fields area of St. George, Utah—the second temple to be constructed in the city. Latter-day Saint Temple Construction Photographs. The location of the temple announced for Washington County has been revealed as northeast of the intersection of 3000 East and 1580 South in the Washington Fields area of St. George. Inside the excavation, crews will soon begin work on building the foundation for the temple. The First Presidency approved the change to the Red Cliffs Temple nearly a month ago, on June 19, according to two pages on the church’s Newsroom website . The Cedar City Utah Temple was dedicated at the end of 2017. Red Cliffs Temple Groundbreaking On November 7, 2020, the groundbreaking for the Red Cliffs temple was held. In his announcement remarks, President Nelson also noted that the Pioneer-era temples of the Church would begin to be renovated in the near future. The Red Cliffs Utah Temple groundbreaking ceremony brought everything full circle for her, she said, since Southern Utah is her home and there was even a covered wagon on-site for décor. This was a huge honor for him. A former farm in St. George, Utah, will soon be the site for Washington County's second temple. The Red Cliffs Utah Temple will be a three-story building of approximately 88,000 square feet. On April 7, 2020, an official exterior rendering of the Red Cliffs Utah Temple was released. The temple will be a three-story building of approximately 90,000 square feet. Attending the Temple. Elder Jeffrey R Holland and his wife and Elder Craig Christensen and his wife were in attendance and spoke at the ceremony. The Hollands, who are natives of Southern Utah, were filled with emotion at the joyful occasion. The temple will be a three-story building of approximately 88,000 square feet. The official exterior rendering was recently released for the temple, as plans receive the necessary approvals and permits. The First Presidency has announced that Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and native of St. George, Utah, will preside at the November groundbreaking for the Red Cliffs Utah Temple, located in St. George northeast of the intersection of 3000 East and 1580 South. The 143-year-old structure has been undergoing renovations. Artist: Lance Bertola Photo ID: STGRG1526. The property was built up considerably before excavation began as a precaution against flooding. For several days, heavy equipment has been clearing and grading the property. For the past several months, preliminary construction has been underway at the temple site, significantly raising the grade of the property. 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