Author Archives: Adam Bednar

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

Mission’s $61M women’s center adds to Jonestown revival

Work has begun on Helping Up Mission's $61 million center for women battling addiction. (The Daily Record/Adam Bednar)

  Helping Up Mission on Thursday celebrated construction starting on a $61 million center for women struggling with addiction and homelessness in Baltimore’s Jonestown neighborhood. Helping Up Mission, which has provided service to men dealing with homelessness for more than ...

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The presumptive Senate leader: Ferguson seeks consensus but is willing to fight

Sen. Bill Ferguson sits in the Senate in 2017. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

Those who have worked with Baltimore’s Sen. William “Bill” Ferguson describe the legislator as detail oriented, with a talent for building consensus and the courage to be forthright with bad news. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., who has ...

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St. John Properties signs MagView to Maple Lawn lease

Medical software maker MagView has leased 15,000 square feet at 8110 Maple Lawn Blvd. in Howard County. (Submitted Photo)

Medical software firm MagView plans to leave Montgomery County for a 15,000-square-foot space in Class A building at the mixed-use Maple Lawn development in Howard County. Currently based in Burtonsville, MagView intends to relocate its roughly 75 employees to the ...

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Seawall closing in on financing for overhaul of Lexington Market

Lexington Market

Financing for the roughly $40 million overhaul of Lexington Market is expected to close in the next few weeks, Seawall Development Principal Thibault Manekin told the board of Baltimore’s economic development agency on Thursday. Funding for the Lexington Market overhaul ...

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Baltimore police chief wary of aerial surveillance plan backed by GBC

Baltimore City Police Commissioner Michael Harrison, center, speaks to the Commission to Restore Trust in policing at a meeting Tuesday in Annapolis. Seated next to him is Deputy Commissioner Brian Nadeau, who heads the department's Public Integrity Bureau. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears)

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison says he is reluctant to embrace an aerial surveillance program a leading business group is urging the city to adopt in its fight against crime. The Greater Baltimore Committee’s board on Wednesday called for a ...

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Following Lexington Market’s vendor exodus, Seawall wants diverse roster at new building

Lexington Market

Lexington Market has hemorrhaged merchants in recent years, but the company chosen to redevelop the market is pledging that a new lineup of vendors will reflect Baltimore’s diversity. Thibault Manekin, principal at Seawall Development, acknowledged many residents fear a rebuilt ...

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New Md. laws boost Baltimore’s fight against crime, backers say

Sen. Cory McCray. (File Photo/Maximilian Franz)

Supporters of a pair of state laws that went on the books this month said they’ll eventually improve Baltimore police operations, as violent crime continues plaguing Baltimore and the union representing police officers trades bars with City Hall over the latest crime-fighting ...

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Anne Arundel Exec Pittman set to sell constituents on Preakness deal

"It's not a pretty picture," says Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart, shown here in 2018, in assessing the county's rising rate of coronavirus transmission. (AP Photo / Brian Witte)

In the days since The Stronach Group and Baltimore announced a deal to keep running the Preakness Stakes in the city, the fact that Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman Jr. must convince his own constituents of the merits of ...

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Maryland opportunity zones yet to turn promise into value

P. David Bramble, managing partner at MCB Real Estate LLC, speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony in 2018 for the company’s Yard 56 development in east Baltimore.  (The Daily Record/ Adam Bednar)

Backers of opportunity zones continue touting the initiative’s potential to infuse minority-owned businesses with capital and create new prosperity, but there’s little data available to measure early results. Henry Childs II, national director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority ...

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