Mission Bowl redevelopment plan gets final clearance, groundbreaking set for 2021

The Mission City Council unanimously approved the Mission Bowl redevelopment project, which will bring a five-story apartment complex to the former bowling alley site. Developers say constituent input about design is leading to some adjustments, including to the color of the building (which will be closer to the above image's color). Image courtesy of Connor Treanor.

Nearly six years after an April 2015 fire destroyed the once-iconic bowling alley, redevelopment is finally headed to the old Mission Bowl site at 5399 Martway Street.

The Mission City Council Wednesday approved a redevelopment plan that intends to erect a five-story, 161-unit apartment complex complete with a pool deck, dog park and fitness park.

Several governing body members expressed their support for the plan, including Councilmember Sollie Flora, who said the affordable housing and sustainability elements are setting a baseline for future city developments.