Pocatello Idaho Temple is a temple currently under construction for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The temple will stand in northeast Pocatello on an 11-acre parcel adjoining the stake center for the Pocatello Idaho Highland Stake. The east bench property offers a beautiful hillside location visible to travelers coming from I-15 or I-86.


Temple History

The design of the Pocatello Idaho Temple complements the familiar architecture of the historic Idaho Falls Idaho Temple where Pocatello-area members have attended temple services for decades. It also appears to incorporate a floor plan similar to the recently dedicated Meridian Idaho Temple, which Elder Larry Y. Wilson, Executive Director of the Temple Department, alluded to in an interview with East Idaho News. He said that the Pocatello Idaho Temple was expected to be a larger temple, offering the Meridian Idaho Temple as a recent example of larger temple design.


The site location for the Pocatello Idaho Temple was officially announced in a news release from Church headquarters on September 7, 2018. The temple will stand in northeast Pocatello on an 11-acre parcel adjoining the stake center for the Pocatello Idaho Highland Stake. The east bench property offers a beautiful hillside location visible to travelers coming from I-15 or I-86.

On June 22, 2017, state approval was granted for construction of a new I-15 interchange to be built north of the city, which will provide better access to the temple. Construction of the Northgate interchange began November 5, 2018 and opened on December 6, 2019. Construction of a master-planned development east of the interchange has begun. The Northgate District will be built on 20,000 acres and feature new neighborhoods, parks, trails, shopping centers, entertainment venues, and a major technology park employing 6,000 people.2

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