Bill Wechter/North County Times
Mission San Luis Rey is the largest of the 21 missions founded in California by the Spanish Franciscans.
The Oceanside Planning Commission on Monday approved plans for a four-story retirement home on the historic Mission San Luis Rey grounds.
It's one of the first pieces of an expansive renovation planned for the 55-acre campus. The center would occupy 8 acres downhill and southwest of the mission, and its architecture would emulate that iconic white building.
"It's going to create a whole new sense of community," Brother James Lockman, the mission's executive director, said following the 6-0 vote.
The Franciscan Friars of California want to renovate the mission by adding a friary, a retreat center and an expanded cemetery, among other things.
Read more in the full article in the North County Times.