Bingo Night Will Be Packed

Thursday, Jan 7, 2010  |  Updated 3:36 PM PDT
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Bingo Night Will Be Packed

Bill Wechter/North County Times

Mission San Luis Rey is the largest of the 21 missions founded in California by the Spanish Franciscans.

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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.

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