LDS Church exploring two options for long-term MTC expansion

by | Apr. 30, 2013

News from Utah

The LDS Church is sharing with neighbors its ideas for a major expansion of the church's acclaimed but suddenly undersized Missionary Training Center in Provo.

“Church leaders are carefully evaluating long-term solutions for MTC expansion,” said Scott Trotter, spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "This is a considerable effort that is ongoing and will take time.”

After meeting with MTC neighbors and Provo City planners last winter and extracting dozens of ideas and suggestions, church officials came back last month to residents and city officials with two possible options for expansion:

A south option, which takes in 12 acres of land immediately south of the current MTC campus and will require the elimination and relocation of several BYU services facilities;

A northeast option, which would expand across 900 East to the largely open 27-acre parcel that currently features a playing field, two water tanks and parking areas for both the MTC and nearby Provo Temple.

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