Residents oppose plans for LDS temple in Colorado

Residents oppose plans for LDS temple in Colorado

By Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 26, 2011 at 11:45 a.m.



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FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Some Larimer County residents are opposing plans for a temple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Residents want county commissioners to block the temple from being built, saying the structure will hurt property values and increase traffic.

LDS church spokesman Eric Adams tells the Fort Collins Coloradoan the largest room in the temple will hold only 50 people and will be used throughout the day by small groups.

He said the church expects to get commissioner approval and does not "anticipate having to build elsewhere."

County commissioners are also preparing to vote on lifting restrictions on the property that allow for only homes to be built.

The church announced in July that it will build the temple at approximately the corner of Trilby Road and Timberline Road in the southeast part of Fort Collins.

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