Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke joined representatives of the Baltimore Corporation for Housing Partnerships last week to break ground for Hamilton Green, a $1 million, 13-unit town house development near the 5700 block of Cedonia Avenue at Hamilton Avenue in Frankford. Prices for the three-bedroom homes start at about $75,000.
Patricia Massey, executive director of the housing partnership, said that Hamilton Green is one of three construction projects her organization is developing in Baltimore for moderate-income buyers who otherwise might be priced out of the market. Others are in the Brooklyn and Reservoir Hill neighborhoods.
Signet Bank of Maryland is the construction lender for the Frankford project, which is being built without city, state or federal subsidies.
Frankford "is a long-established community . . . and we are proud to contribute to its wonderful housing stock," BCHP President Michael Yerman said.
Mandrin Construction Co. of Anne Arundel County has completed a model of one of the custom homes it is building at Crosswinds at Chews Manor, a residential community on the southern tip of Kent Island.
Crosswinds, launched by developers John Flynn and Gil McManus, has 32 sites ranging from 1 acre to 2 acres. With more than half the lots sold, they selected Mandrin to build custom homes on 14 lots.
The first model is a traditional-style residence offered at $260,000. Buyers can also purchase lots starting at $69,900 and build a home to their own specifications. Duke DuBois and Joan Good of Long and Foster's Kent Island office are handling sales.
Around the region:
* Women in Architecture, an exhibition of design work by local firms headed by women, will be on display next month in the basement-level gallery of the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects, 11 1/2 W. Chase St. in Mount Vernon. An opening reception will be held in the gallery Sept. 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
* Trafalgar House Residential, Maryland, has opened a furnished model at Montgomery Meadows, a community of 112 luxury, detached homes off Route 103 in Ellicott City. Prices start at $220,000, and 11 homes have been sold in the first section of 37.
* Lee Rayburn is the new architect of the proposed expansion of the 38-room Admiral Fell Inn at Broadway and Thames Street. He replaces Frank Gant Architects.
* The design-building team of Hencken & Gaines Inc. and Gould Architects P.A. has been hired to build an addition for the Taylor Technology plant at Loveton Center in Sparks. Work will begin in late fall.
* Image Systems Inc. renewed its lease of 2,000 square feet at the Rumsey Center in Columbia. Michael Elardo of W. C. Pinkard & Co. negotiated the transaction.
* Educational In-Roads has sublet 1,820 square feet of office space from the Top Banana at Brown's Wharf, 1629 Thames St. James R. Grieves of CB Commercial Real Estate Group negotiated the transaction.
* Doctors Ravi Krishman and Nikil Sheth purchased a 1,225-square-foot medical office condominium at the Maryland General Professional Center, 821 N. Eutaw St. The purchase price was $181,500. James R. Grieves and Steve Gassaway of CB Commercial Real Estate Group Inc. represented the buyer and seller.
* Ryder Truck Rental Inc. purchased 3 acres at the intersection of Routes 715 and 7 in the Aberdeen Industrial Center for a truck service center.