Planning, Development, & Transportation

Our Planning, Development, & Transportation division provides urban planning, site cleanup expertise, interagency effort coordination on area-wide initiatives, and maritime support.


The Planning Department provides in-house consultation and project management for NYCEDC and its clients on zoning, environmental review, contaminated site cleanup, landmark issues, urban renewal, federal and state regulated wetland issues, and other planning topics.

The department also prepares or reviews ULURP documents related to NYCEDC-sponsored or supported real estate transactions and initiatives, reviews CEQR/SEQR documents related to real estate transactions, initiatives and permits, and handles SEQR reviews of the NYC Industrial Development Agency.


  • Supports the majority of NYCEDC's initiatives, often serving as the first milestone on initiatives that spin off multiple projects. 
  • Provides support for internal consultation at early stages of projects conceptualization (zoning, permitting, remediation, etc.)

Department Leadership

Hardy Adasko
SVP, Planning
(212) 312-3703


The Development Department coordinates NYCEDC's interdepartmental efforts and those of its public and private partners on comprehensive planning and related interdisciplinary initiatives that strengthen the city's central business districts and increase public access to the waterfront. Specifically, Development works to identify strategic locations for public involvement and/or investment; develop and facilitate appropriate planning and community outreach processes; shape use and development goals; and lay the groundwork for both short- and long-term implementation. 


  • Lead multi-disciplinary intra- and inter-agency initiatives to implement near- and long-range development
  • Develop strategy to shape and lead substantive community outreach efforts to generate support for key projects

Department Leadership

Nate Bliss
SVP, Development
(212) 312-4263

Ports & Transportation

​The mission of the Ports & Transportation Division is to provide industry-leading proactive development plans for the key maritime assets owned and managed by the City. These assets include marine terminals, piers, freight rail and aviation facilities, heliports, and ferry terminals. Ports & Transportation is the leading provider of strategic planning for aviation and transportation-policy initiatives that foster economic development in New York City.

  • Leads planning for the City’s passenger ferry system
  • Supports freight and marine-dependent industries in the City
  • Oversees the City’s lease of LGA and JFK
  • Guides waterfront strategy, planning and permitting

Department Leadership

Andrew Genn
SVP, Ports & Transportation
(212) 312-3783


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