LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Lufkin Planning and Zoning Commission approved a proposal for a zone change for a former nursing facility.
The owners of the building which used to house the Parkwood Place Healthcare Center, located at 300 North Bynum Street, requested a zone change from "residential large single-family dwelling" to "commercial" in order to market the building as a business which could fit in nicely with the surrounding medical district.
Planning and Zoning Director Dorothy Wilson said there was a discussion at the meeting Monday night on whether it should be rezoned without knowing what commercial use would go in or if the rezoning should wait until after someone bought the building. But the commission voted unanimously for the measure in order to avoid the building becoming permanently vacant.
The commission also unanimously approved an ordinance which gives approval for the conversion of hard-copy billboards to electronic.
Both measures will now go before city council for final approval.