In Salt Lake City, the LDS Church considers it important enough that its headquarters be in a healthy neighborhood that it spent millions of dollars to develop City Creek Center. In Provo it is advantageous for the Missionary Training Center to be in a healthy neighborhood.

The MTC does not have to build such a neighborhood; that neighborhood already exists. It was with this objective in mind that the MTC was located where it is. All the MTC must do to maintain these surroundings is to do nothing that will negatively impact that neighborhood by ensuring structures it erects and policies it adopts are in harmony with the neighborhood. Is the MTC wise enough to do this?

Joan Barnett