Author Archives: Adam Bednar

Adam Bednar covers real estate and development for The Daily Record.

Lyft offers some Baltimore residents cheap rides for groceries


A partnership between Baltimore and ride-sharing firm Lyft aims to boost some city residents’ access to healthy food by providing discounted rides to area grocery stores. Lyft and city officials said on Monday the company will provide up to eight ...

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Baltimore luxury apartments outperformed by suburban competitors

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Suburban luxury apartments outperformed their competitors in Baltimore in every benchmark during the third quarter of 2019, but rent growth in the city was particularly underwhelming, according to a new report. Rent for the city’s Class A apartments increased by ...

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Md. lawmaker wants developer campaign cash curbed in Howard Co.

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball. (File Photo)

A Maryland lawmaker intends to keep pushing legislation intended to ease development pressure on Howard County by restricting builders’ ability to dole out campaign contributions. Del. Warren Miller, a Republican, said he plans to press a bill restricting developers’ ability ...

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Baltimore historic commission declines to protect Tractor Building

Clipper Mill/Tractor Building Rendering (submitted rendering)

Baltimore’s historic preservation committee has declined to add Woodberry’s Tractor Building to its potential landmark list. The former industrial building is the last unrenovated mill building in the Clipper Mill area along the Jones Falls. The Commission for Historical and ...

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Young expects Baltimore businesses to back youth initiatives

Baltimore Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young speaks during a news conference announcing a new collaboration in an effort to reduce homelessness in Baltimore City, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Baltimore. Through the initiative, eligible Medicaid participants will receive permanent housing and services they need to prevent a return to homelessness. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said he is optimistic businesses will support initiatives to divert city youth from crime and controversial activities that business leaders say contribute to safety concerns downtown. Roughly a month after meeting with principals of ...

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Under Armour cuts revenue forecast, faces federal investigation


Following the revelation over the weekend that the federal government is investigating its accounting practices, Under Armour reported Monday that third-quarter revenues dropped 1% and said that it expects revenues for the year to fall short of expectations. The Baltimore-based ...

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Flood warnings quiet despite rising waters in Ellicott City

Water rushes through Main Street in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, May 27, 2018. After the floodwaters receded, emergency officials had no immediate reports of fatalities or injuries. But by nightfall first responders and rescue officials were still going through the muddied, damaged downtown, conducting safety checks and ensuring people evacuated. (Libby Solomon/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Storms packing heavy downpours that blew through the area on Halloween night triggered some new safety measures intended to prevent deaths and damage from flooding in historic Ellicott City, but some residents were left wondering why other warnings stayed silent. ...

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The housing affordability debate and a tale of 2 Md. counties

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball answers questions about his plan to prevent flood deaths and damage in Ellicott City on Thursday. He hopes to avoid tearing down properties in the historic community.  (The Daily Record / Adam Bednar)

Baltimore metro suburbs continue grappling with how to provide access to affordable housing, but depending on a jurisdiction’s history and what’s proposed, some counties are finding that easier than others. Once considered bastions for the middle class against Baltimore’s struggles ...

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