Lufkin Planning And Zoning Committee Approves Pinecrest Request

Plans are in place to expand an assisted living facility in Lufkin. But those plans are not sitting well with some of its neighbors.

During Monday night's planning and zoning meeting, residents who live near Pinecrest Retirement Community expressed concern about the planned development of some new retirement homes.

Their concerns range from increased traffic in the area to the new homes being built too close to existing homes.

There's also fear the development could aggravate an already existing problem of flooding in the area.

Despite those concerns, the planning and zoning committee approved the project. It must now be approved by the city council.