Draper OKs Change in Height Limit for LDS Temple

Draper OKs Change in Height Limit for LDS Temple

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DRAPER, Utah (AP) -- A vote by the Draper City Council will now allow the LDS Church to build a new temple in Draper.

Last night, the Draper City Council voted to change zoning ordinances that limited the height of buildings in a residential neighborhood. The changes will now allow for "houses of worship" to reach as high as 90-feet.

However, the limit only affects occupied areas of the building. Steeples and spires can go higher and are not regulated by height restrictions.

The new temple will be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' third temple in Salt Lake Valley and is being constructed to relieve pressure on the temple in South Jordan.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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