There are many instances of hole in the donut parcels that get put within the UDB simply because they are surrounded by properties that were recently put within in the Urban Development Boundary (UDB). Rebeca Sosa has proposed not creating these orphan parcels anymore:
a) Applications requesting amendment to the Urban Development Boundary (UDB) or to the Urban Expansion Area (UEA) boundary depicted on the Land Use Plan map, or to the land use classification of land located outside of said Urban Development Boundary may be filed only during the May period in odd-numbered years. The Director of the Department may also file applications requesting amendments to the UDB, UEA or to the land use classification of land located outside of said UDB for processing during either the May or November period following the adoption of an evaluation and appraisal report, provided that the amendments proposed in said applications are suggested in the adopted evaluation and appraisal report. >>It is provided, however, that no application to expand the area within the UDB shall be adopted where such application would result in an area of land outside of the UDB being more than seventy-five percent (75%) surrounded by land that is within the UDB.<< (bold to be added.)
It was adopted on first reading. It goes to the Land Use Committee on January 16th.