No, the opposite. Submerged land will still not count toward the open space requirement for a development. What the change will do is ensure that the required open space rule applies on the upland for a parcel with submerged land the same way as it does for a parcel with no submerged land. Furthermore, the change will: 1) preserve submerged lands in addition to the required open space on the upland, and, 2) increase in the amount of upland open space a developer is required to provide. The submerged lands that will be preserved will be called “committed submerged open space”. Once this submerged land is committed as part of the project’s site plan, neither the applicant nor any subsequent owners can ever fill in this slice of submerged land.