LDS Church withdraws plans for a nine-story MTC building


[Photo courtesy MTC] LDS church will no longer be pursuing plans for the nine-story MTC building.
The LDS Church released a statement Friday afternoon saying plans for the proposed nine-story building at the MTC will no longer be pursued.

“There has been a great deal of discussion regarding the Church’s proposal to construct a new building at the Provo Missionary Training Center,” said Michael Purdy, a spokesperson for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “Church leaders have determined that, due to a number of complexities and concerns, we will not move forward with the nine-story building originally proposed. Expansion of the MTC is necessary but we are confident we can find a solution that builds upon the long-standing working relationship between the MTC, BYU and the community at large.  We look forward to further discussions as the process moves forward.”

The proposed building was a subject of much dispute among the residents of the Provo Pleasant View Neighborhood.

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