Executive Director – Norwalk Redevelopment Agency – Norwalk, CT
Tim Sheehan is currently the Executive Director of the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency. He has held this position since 2002. During his tenure he has advanced in Norwalk an urban economic development policy that seeks to re-establish Norwalk’s urban corridor as the residential, commercial and entertainment center of the City. The advancing development agenda seeks to promote mixed use, sustainable and transit related development projects that contextually compliment and economically enhance the City’s urban core. Under his guidance the Redevelopment Agency and City have approved the development of hundreds of new residential units, thousands of square feet of complimenting retail and commercial space as well as a new urban mall with Bloomingdales and Nordstrom as its anchor tenants. Additionally, Mr. Sheehan has spearheaded Transit Oriented Development in Norwalk with the intent of unlocking the development potential in the area immediately surrounding the South Norwalk Train Station. The Washington Village Development which replaces outdated public housing with new mixed income housing units and the Maritime Village housing development are the first projects advancing the Transit Oriented Development objectives. Prior to becoming Executive Director of the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency, Mr. Sheehan served in various public economic and community development positions in Massachusetts. Most recently Mr. Sheehan worked for Mass Development, the State’s economic development bank as Vice President of Real Estate and Development.