Church begins Provo MTC expansion

by | Feb. 23, 2010

News from Utah

Work crews have started pulling down some of the canopies around the east wing of the Jacob Hamblin Building at the Missionary Training Center.

It will be two weeks before demolition of the one-story structure on the MTC campus, located at 900 East and Stadium Avenue, begins in earnest.

"We're going to clear the site for about a week or so, then I'm guessing in two weeks we'll have a track hoe in and some trucks for hauling the building away," said Brian Webb, project manager for Okland Construction.

Over the course of the next 16 months, the single-story portion of the building on the north end of the MTC campus will be razed and replaced with a three-story, 40,455-square-foot building that will consolidate mail services, clothing assistance, a bookstore, medical and clinical services, a copy center, a maintenance shop and receiving for the up to 4,000 LDS Church missionaries who spend up to two months at the MTC receiving language and religious training.

The building will include office space and more than 30 senior residence rooms on the third floor.

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