The temple is within the city borders of Phoenix. It is within the boundaries
of the village of Deer Valley. Phoenix is subdivided into about ten so-called
"urban villages". Where the temple is located it is right across the
street from Glendale.
I am still shocked that 1 foot reduction in the temple height was able to
appease anyone. I have to admit it makes it seem like they just wanted the
sense of pwoer out of getting people to change things more than any real concern
about how high the steeple was.
I find it instersting that the Arizona Republic covered the raucous protests
against the temple so heavily, but they have failed to cover either the truly
amazing joint agreement in light of the vehemence previously expressed against
the temples by neighbors or the ground breaking. They have also failed to
report on the temple website that so heavily undermines some of the previous
claims about the temple.This is one of the most extreme examples of
selective and pro-controversy reporting I have ever seen.
It hasn't the appearance or attractions of a temple. They should just build it
as stake house and look for another site for a temple with out all the
restrictions. If they are going to do it, then they should do it right, or wait
for another time. North Phoenix deserves better.
I served my mission in Phoenix in the same area that the temple is being built.
I am so happy to see this finally is being built. We have a small one story
temple in our community. I can tell you it compliments the area very nicely.My
feeling is that it could have been larger but that does not mean more grand in
design on the outside. I understand that in some areas of the world,a majestic
design makes a strong statement about the church and is needed. After Phoenix
gets its 2nd and 3rd temple then people will begin to understand.
I will trade my house for any of thier's. That would be awesome to have your
property and house worth go up like they always do, especially in such a down
ecomony and housing market. They will be grateful later on.
Fear of the unknown is what drives the community around a construction site of a
temple. Once the temple is built, and the lighting procedures are in place for
the communities liking, they find that they actually want more lighting to help
with their neighborhood's crime prevention.
The temple closely resembles the Billings Montana Temple. The residents in west
Billings put up quite a fuss over the multiple-story design, but they finally
relented with the single-story 33,000-square-foot design that we currently have.
It's a beautiful temple, inside and out.
I'll bet the amusement park across the street causes more noise, generates more
traffic, and has a lot more gaudy lights than the temple ever would.
Looks beautiful. If people find peace and serenity going to the temple, I have
no problem with that. I think it is great.
"Stenar | 4:52 p.m. June 5, 2011 Salt Lake City, UTIt's too bad
it looks so ugly. It looks like a suburban office building with a spire.
:("The point isn't to be the biggest or most beautiful
building, the point is to make the Temples around the world fit the needs of the
community and balance the local scenery. This is done at all temple locations.
The most important thing is Temple work getting done.
It's too bad it looks so ugly. It looks like a suburban office building with a
I've followed the Phnix Phuss in the Arizona papers. I am really surprised that
the neighborhood group compromised. They were opposing absolutely everything
about the temple: height, color, lighting, supposed impacts on ecology and
traffic, parking, and the doctrines of the church building it. It got to
resemble the game Whack-A-Mole. Most recently they were claiming that the
temple needed far more parking than the design provided, because it had 120
rooms! (Just how many parking spaces a broom closet needs they wouldn't say
exactly.) Here in Utah, West Valley City just approved the
design of a new Super Target store with 135,400 square feet of floor space and
543 parking spaces. The Arizona NIMBYs wanted the 58,000 square foot temple to
have 553! I am pleased that the sides finally reached a
rapprochement. It'll be interesting in a year or three when the neighbors find
that the temple was a good thing for them all along.
We were just at this Temple site a couple of weeks ago. I can't see anything
that neighbors would complain about. They were just mostly being nasty. There
is already a large chapel next door. The Temple would create no more traffic or
disruption during the week than the Church building does on Sunday. It's not in
a sleepy neighborhood. It's on a main road that already has plenty of traffic
that the neighbors should be used to.The fact is, Temples always
upgrade any neighborhood and bring everyone's property values up--not to mention
the fact that they are beautiful buildings with beautiful grounds. These kinds
of protests are just silly.
Is this new temple location in Peoria? I'm sorry to hear that so
many were opposed to the extent of having the height and width of the spire to
be modified. CONGRATULATIONS to the community and the LDS members for coming
together for a compromise. That's how great relationships have begun.
Compromise is a good thing. Congratulations to the neighbors and
the LDS Church on your mutual victories.
Yeah! More temples!
I really like that low slung look of the single story temples. The big box look
of some temples like Calgary and Kansas City just doesn't do it. Do you suppose
we can vote on them? Naw, probably not.