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Author Archives: Adam Bednar

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

Mayor says he’s confident economic development agency is on track

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)

In response to a board member’s question about whether the Baltimore Development Corp. has lost direction, Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said Wednesday that he believes the city’s economic development agency is serving its purpose. Young, during a regular news ...

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$16M project reveals complexity of building affordable housing

Regina and Keith Hammond after the ground breaking for a new affordable housing development in the Johnston Square neighborhood of east Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Adam Bednar)

Regina Hammond began organizing ReBUILD Johnston Square roughly six years ago to tackle a host of problems plaguing the east Baltimore neighborhood. Since the group’s inception, Hammond and her neighbors, along with the activist group BUILD Baltimore, have worked to ...

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Clipper Mill residents request historic protection for Tractor Building

A sign on display during Monday’s meeting created by residents to illustrate their fight against the owner of Clipper Mill, uses imagery from the popular "Street Fighter II” video game series. Residents, led by Jessica Meyer at left, have fought the proposal for new building in the area.  (The Daily Record / Adam Bednar)

An attorney representing homeowners in Baltimore’s Clipper Mill neighborhood has requested the city’s historic preservation panel add a prominent building tabbed for redevelopment to a protected list. Attorney John C. Murphy sent a letter on behalf of his clients on ...

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Former Superblock properties attract 8 proposals

The Superblock, as seen from the Catholic Relief building on Lexington Street. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Properties once included in the failed Superblock project in Baltimore have attracted development proposals. The head of Baltimore’s economic development agency anticipates presenting his board with a plan before next year. The Baltimore Development Corp. received eight development proposals for ...

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BDC looks for allies on convention center project

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The head of Baltimore’s economic development agency says lawmakers from across Maryland have been receptive to his pitch touting the statewide benefits of upgrading the city’s 40-year-old convention center. Colin Tarbert, Baltimore Development Corp. president and CEO, said he met ...

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Developer behind $140M Penn Station overhaul to seek city, state backing

Elected officials and community leaders have long pushed for the redevelopment of the area around Penn Station. (File photo)

Amtrak is set to invest $90 million overhauling Baltimore’s Penn Station, but plans for a larger redevelopment may depend on securing local backing. Penn Station Partners proposes a $140 million redevelopment of the historic rail station to include office, hotel ...

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Howard County General first to back affordable housing effort

Columbia Downtown Housing Corp. President Pat Sylvester speaks about the new "Live Where You Work" affordable housing plan on Tuesday. Howard County General Hospital formally signed onto participate in the program during a news conference held in the lobby of the Ten M apartment building. (The Daily Record / Adam Bednar)

Howard County General Hospital, in a bid to retain workers, has signed on as the first employer to participate in a strategy aimed at supplying affordable housing in downtown Columbia. Hospital President Steve Snelgrove said his Johns Hopkins Medicine-affiliated institution ...

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SunTrust finances $60M for Roland Park Place expansion

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SunTrust Banks Inc. said on Monday it plans to provide $60 million in financing for a planned expansion of Roland Park Place. Roland Park Place, a nonprofit senior living community, plans an additional eight-story tower. The new building will have ...

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