I've had an issue for a while with a specific landowner who insists on piecemeal annexation as his land develops. Economically, I understand.
However, we have a strong comp plan, a strong future transportation plan, and this owner's annexations blatantly oppose both. Parcels will come in offset 80' from adjacent city roads. Parcels will create 'remainder' land that is unusable (ie, 40'x1000' parcels zoned commercially).
The property is about 500 acres, and is one heck-of-a county pocket (100% contiguous). Staff reports always suggest that a coordinated development plan be proposed and adopted before any future development actions are approved, but council passes them through regardless.
The best argument I can come up with is: site by site infrastructure and transportation systems endanger HSW (health, safety,welfare) by creating negative impacts offsite, and jurisdictional inconsistency.
Has anyone out there had this problem? Any advice or compelling arguments that have worked?