Lane N. Addonizio, AICP
Vice President for Planning
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer & Chief Landscape Architect, Ms. Addonizio is responsible for managing the Conservancy’s Planning, Design and Construction department and its execution of the physical planning effort and restoration program for the Park. Her responsibilities include directing and reporting on park planning, project development, public and regulatory approvals, and project design and construction.
As the Conservancy’s principal planner, Ms. Addonizio works with the rest of the senior management team to develop strategic goals and operational objectives, providing input grounded in the historic context and purpose of the Park and the community/public review and regulatory framework. She directs the physical planning efforts to develop short and long term plans for restoration and renovation programs that are consistent with the Conservancy’s mission and strategic objectives.
Organizational Management and Administration
Ms. Addonizio collaborates with senior management peers to ensure all planning, design, and construction efforts support the Conservancy’s mission, strategic objectives and operational needs. She directs the preparation of annual and multi-year program budgets and monitors progress of work, and oversees administration of construction contracts and the administration of publicly funded contracts with the City of New York.
Ms. Addonizio manages program and project planning and oversees the team of staff and consultants responsible for the planning and design of park restoration efforts. She is responsible for the management and overall efficiency of restoration and construction projects, including the development and implementation of effective systems for work planning and financial controls.
Regulatory Approval and Public Approval
Ms. Addonizio directs outreach efforts and formal submissions for securing community support and regulatory approvals, and presents the work of the department at community meetings and public hearings. She develops and maintains effective relationships and alliances with community groups, public agencies, and professional organizations, and she monitors current and proposed laws, ordinances, regulations, and industry standards that affect or might affect the Planning, Design & Construction program of work.
Ms. Addonizio oversees an inhouse staff of approximately thirty planning, design, and preservation professionals and support staff, and manages project teams including staff and professional consultants and contractors, to deliver successful projects through effective collaboration.
Ms. Addonizio collaborates with senior management on the development effort to ensure the organization achieves its funding goals, developing program and project proposals that are consistent with the Conservancy’s long-range objectives and support the organization’s funding model.
Ms. Addonizio is a city planner with experience in public space improvement, historic preservation, open space conservation, and community revitalization. Prior to joining the Central Park Conservancy in 2002, she work with Conservancy founder Elizabeth Barlow Rogers at the Cityscape Institute, a small not-for-profit formed to assist community groups and municipalities with public space improvement initiatives. As a campus planner for Harvard University's planning and real estate division, she worked with project teams of architects, preservation consultants, regulatory analysts and others on the development of feasibility studies and project plans for the University's campus. Ms. Addonizio earned her masters degree in urban planning from Cornell University and her bachelor of arts in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University.