I look at each project I am involved in and help drive through the entitlement process as an accomplishment…”

– Permitting Manager Paola Bergonzi

What was your most notable project in 2017?

I am currently working on The Boulevard Project located on Hylan Blvd. in Staten Island. My team is working to transform an existing retail complex into an approximately 460,000 SF open air shopping center, which will include two multi-level retail buildings with a “Main Street” feature.

The project, from a permitting perspective, is challenging due to the various NYC agency approvals involved ranging from the Office of Environmental Remediation and the New York City Planning Commission to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and the New York City Fire Department, to name a few.

Check out Paola’s full spotlight in NYREJ’s 2018 Women in Real Estate and Construction Services.