NZ Consultants, a land use planning services company led by Nilsa Zacarias, AICP, was awarded M/WBE Business of the Year by The Palm Beach Partners.
The Palm Beach Partners “is a coalition of City, County, State and non-profit agencies aligned to maximize economic development opportunities for small businesses throughout the South Florida region”. NZC was nominated by the Palm Beach County Office of Small Business and selected from among five finalists vying for the top honor.
Ms. Zacarias has 24 years of experience in architecture and planning. Since 2009 the firm has provided land use planning services to multiple local governments including the Village of Tequesta, Town of Manalapan, Town of Juno Beach and the City of Sebastian in Indian River County; and, the private sector such as Horses Forever LLC and others.
With the economy showing signs of recovery, Ms. Zacarias expects the firm to continue growing to continue serving the public and private sectors. “Listening carefully and understanding my clients concerns and needs help me to customize services that are most relevant to them,” she explained. The consulting services include permitting and development processing, long range and site planning, zoning codes, community and public involvement as well as related graphics and GIS mapping.