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    Friday, July 19, 2024

    New London official to lead state municipal redevelopment board

    From left, Felix Reyes, New London director of economic development, Mayor Michael Passero, and Governor Ned Lamont, talk while visiting The Riverbank apartments under construction in the upper floors of the building located at 133 Bank Street. Tox Brewing Company is under contraction on the ground floor. The Governor was touring several housing developments in New London. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Felix Reyes, New London's new director of economic and community development, talks about buildings under construction on Bank Street on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    New London ― When the state’s new Municipal Redevelopment Authority meets for the first time on Thursday, the city’s director of economic development and planning will be leading its board of directors.

    Gov. Ned Lamont announced Wednesday he has appointed Felix Reyes as chairman of the quasi-public agency responsible for assisting municipalities with efforts to increase transit-related development, with a specific focus on new housing growth.

    The board includes 16 members, nine of whom were appointed by state legislators and the governor, with the six remaining ex-officio members designated by state law.

    “This is a well-deserved recognition of Director Reyes’ extraordinary talent and the great work that he has been doing for the people of New London,” New London Mayor Michael Passero said in a Wednesday statement.

    The board is scheduled to meet at 11 a.m. in the Hartford Capitol Building.

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