PHOENIX — The height of the proposed Mormon temple in Phoenix will not exceed residential zoning heights, church officials said Tuesday, Jan 26.
Len Greer, a spokesperson for the church in the Greater Phoenix
Area, said the church will lower and redesign the height of the temple.
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints officials had proposed building a temple, at 51st35 comments on this story
Avenue and Pinnacle Peak Road, that would be 40 feet high, 10 feet
higher than the land's current zoning, which is 30 feet. The temple
would still have a 78-foot-high steeple and spire.
When the church revealed its plans last summer to build the Phoenix temple, neighbors were upset. The anger came to a boiling point on Dec. 3, when the Phoenix city counsel unanimously approved the zoning variance. Opponents vowed to get the needed 16,000 signatures on a petition to put the matter to vote. They got their number by Jan. 2.