In 2021, First Presidency approved an option to remove the replica building but retain the existing Visitors’ Center and redesign the surrounding block into a commemorative garden.
Some statues such as the bronze depiction of the First Presidency will be retained. New bronze pieces have been commissioned and will be installed later this year or early next year. The replica tabernacle building was demolished in Spring 2022. Landscaping is currently underway. Plans include remodeling the Visitors’ Center once the landscaping project is completed. The building will remain a very modest size, helping to focus on the outdoor experience.