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Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 3:50 pm | Updated: 1:47 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

A new temple planned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the southeast corner of Greenfield and Pecos roads in Gilbert will be discussed by the town's Planning Commission 5 p.m. Wednesday in the City Council Chambers at Gilbert Municipal Center, 50 E. Civic Center Drive.

Landowner Lesuer Investments has submitted an application to change the zoning and General Plan designations on the 21-acre site from single-family to commercial. The item is on the commission's study session agenda, so no formal action will be taken.

Plans call for the church to build a temple as well as a meeting house on the grounds, with the height of the temple building reaching as high as 85 feet and the steeple reaching 180 feet. The church is working with Salt River Project to bury utility lines around the site, and a roundabout is being proposed for the intersection of Pecos and Greenfield.

This would be the East Valley's second LDS temple. Mesa's LDS temple opened in 1927. A groundbreaking date for the Gilbert project has not yet been set.

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