PROVO -- After months of speculation and guessing games The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has confirmed the official name of the new Provo temple.
"The name of the temple is the Provo City Center Temple," church spokesman Scott Trotter said.
While official construction and completion dates have yet to be announced, Jacobsen Construction has been named as the contractor for the building. Excavation of the 1800s meeting house just north of the tabernacle is nearly completed.
Last week the city approved surplusing 100 South adjacent to the land owned by the church to the north and south. The church anticipates acquiring that property and the Nu Skin parking garage west of the tabernacle. Nu Skin officials also have announced a new parking facility farther west on 100 South for their employees.
The Provo City Center Temple will be the second temple in Provo. The Provo Temple sits northeast of Brigham Young University and directly east of the Missionary Training Center.