Recent Articles from Adam Bednar
The fight over whether the state acted properly in jettisoning its competitive bid process to award the Maryland Insurance Administration's lease to a downtown Baltimore property owner is slated for its next round.
Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman said his administration is stepping up enforcement of county laws intended to reduce water runoff and protect forest land at county construction sites. The county issued so-called “Blue Notices” on Friday that it intends to stringently enforce existing regulations monitoring construction sites for sediment control violations as well as [&he[...]
Chasen Construction and Development expects to introduce butler app Hello Alfred to four of its Baltimore apartment buildings in February.
Midcentury diner-inspired signs hang on the walls, disco thumps from the sound system, and a banjo and tuba players warm up. Customers order food, visitors play various arcade games, and dozens of conversations create a cacophony in Baltimore’s old North Avenue Market building on Thursday. The discord in The Diner by Secret Sauce Co. won’t […]
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s spending board voted 2-1 on Wednesday to approve a 10-year lease costing $1.68 million annually to keep the Maryland Insurance Administration in downtown Baltimore. Gov. Larry Hogan and Treasurer Nancy Kopp voted in favor of the new lease despite protests from the ownership of Montgomery Park, which currently has protests before the […]
Maryland’s Board of Public Works voted 2-1 to move forward with a plan to widen highways and replace a bridge in order to relieve traffic congestion in the Washington area. Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot voted in favor of moving ahead with a public-private partnership to expand parts of Interstate 270 and Interstate 495, […]
Seawall Development’s planned $40 million transformation of Lexington Market has received a $3 million bridge loan from Maryland. The Department of Housing and Community Development provided the loan through its Neighborhood BusinessWorks program. “We are proud to support the revitalization of the historic Lexington Market, which will create hundreds of jobs and support the long-term [[...]
After a $16.8 million overhaul is completed, Baltimore’s Rash Field will provide recreation space welcoming all city residents, the project’s backers pledged on Tuesday during a ceremonial groundbreaking at the nearby Rusty Scupper restaurant. Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. is slated to start construction in the next few weeks on phase one of the reinvented Rash Field. […]
Emily Breiter, who formerly produced events and worked in business engagement for the Downtown Partnership, has been tabbed to lead Baltimore’s Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District. Breiter takes over as executive director at a time when downtown’s long-beleaguered Westside neighborhood, which includes the Bromo district, has shown signs of turning a corner with new […]
Maryland’s spending board is expected to vote on leasing office space for the Maryland Insurance Administration in downtown Baltimore despite the Montgomery Park development initially winning a competitive bid process for the contract. The board’s agenda for Wednesday was amended Friday to include a proposed 10-year lease with Kornblatt Co. for 68,771 square feet of […]
The office market in the Baltimore metro area generally held steady, but leasing slowed dramatically in 2019, according to a report from Newmark Knight Frank. In its fourth-quarter market analysis NKF found a small increase in asking rents and stable vacancy in the region’s office market. The area’s absorption of space significantly dropped from 614,126 […]
The enmity between the union representing Baltimore police officers and leadership at City Hall continued as one of the deadliest years in city history drew to a close. Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 3 posted a “Star Wars” referencing statement on Tuesday criticizing and mocking the crime-fighting strategy Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and […]