NORWALK - Gov. Malloy announced on Friday that financing has been secured for more than a dozen redevelopment projects statewide, including a long-delayed project in Norwalk's downtown district.

Plans to build the residential/retail complex were first pitched in 2005, when officials said the project would kick off a much-needed facelift for central Norwalk.

Officials said Friday they will be moving forward with the project, which secures millions of dollars to be put toward developing the complex. The residential/retail complex will be called Wall Street Place.

About a third of the apartments proposed for the project will be for affordable housing.