Passero welcomes Zina Lagonegro, EIT, AICP, who joins the Passero Associates Civil Department as Director of Entitlements & Permitting. Zina provides experience and knowledge of land use regulations, including the facilitation of land use permitting and of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA); urban planning and design; site development, site plan review, and subdivision regulations to advance the goals of the development community.
Zina comes to Passero from the City of Rochester, where she recently retired as Manager of Zoning. In that position, she was responsible for administering the Rochester Zoning Code, and the oversight and management of three land use boards and two advisory boards, the Site Plan Review process, and several administrative approvals.
Zina holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an A.A.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Monroe Community College. She is a New York State Department of Education Engineer-in-Training, and is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners. She is also a member of the American Planning Association and the Urban Land Institute, and she holds certifications in Erosion & Sediment Control, Stormwater Management, and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) preparation and review. Zina is also knowledgeable with the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.
As Director of Entitlements & Permitting, Zina will:
Coordinate the review of the development concept plans and regulations for new Planned Development Districts
Develop and monitor project schedules and entitlement deadlines
Oversee Site Plan Review
Assist Developer clients in achieving their goals using her knowledge of urban planning and land use concepts, procedures, and best practices
In her spare time, Zina can be found cheering on her daughter at track meets and listening to her son play in the school Jazz band. Zina and her husband are Rochester natives and are raising their twins with a love for travel, adventure, nature, sports and music. Zina enjoys cooking and she is a car enthusiast. The Lagonegros reside in Greece, New York.