"This temple will be a source of hope, light and faith in God for all who come and walk here and in this field," said Elder David A. Bednar of the church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, who presided at the groundbreaking ceremony. "This city will always be better and different because of the temple to be built here."
The temple site is on Avenida Santos Dumont in the coastal neighborhood of Dunas. According to LDSChurchTemples.com, the temple will be "an exquisitely detailed double-towered edifice surrounded by lush landscaping and built into a slope to permit a daylight basement. Plans for the site also call for an Accommodation Building, a meetinghouse, and maintenance buildings."