Swann Woods plan awaits city approval


October 27, 1991|By Edward Gunts

The Baltimore Corporation for Housing Partnerships is seeking city approval to build Swann Woods, a community of 24 town houses and one set of duplex residences, in the 800 block of Swann Avenue, just west of the Edmondson Village shopping center in West Baltimore.

Prices would range from $85,000 to $95,000 for the three-bedroom units, designed by Lawrence Menefee and Associates to feature brick and stucco exteriors.

The project has run into opposition from some residents of the Hunting Ridge/Rognell Heights area. The opponents are concerned that it will result in the loss of some city woodlands and what they believe to be the birthplace of the Baltimore Oriole bird.

Patricial Massey, executive director of Housing Partnerships, said the project will be considered by the city planning commission next month.

She hopes to receive approval in time to begin construction next spring. STV/Lyon is the site engineer.

* Four groups responded to the Baltimore housing department's request for proposals from builders who want to construct town houses on city-owned property at 800 to 826 W. Pratt St., part of the Mount Clare renewal area.

The groups were headed by Housing America Through Training and Monument Construction Co., with Kelly Clayton & Mojzisek as the architect; F&R Development Limited, a group headed by Ron Rose, with Walter J. Skayhan III & Associates Inc. as contractor and Murphy & Associates as the architect; Pratt Commons Joint Venture, a group headed by Ian Neuman, with himself as contractor and L. J. Link as architect; and Lise Worthington, a group headed by Lise Worthington, with Worthington Construction as contractor and Laura Lintz as the architect.

All bidders proposed building from six to nine houses on the Southwest Baltimore lot. City officials are expected to select one developer later this fall.


Around the region:

* The Maryland Association of Realtors has named Judith M. DiFilippo of Bethesda as its 1991 Realtor of the Year.

An associate with Long & Foster, Ms. DiFilippo has served on the board of directors of the Montgomery County Association of Realtors since 1980 and currently serves as its president.

* Nov. 3 is the date for the third annual "Senior Home Repair Day" sponsored by CHAI, the housing and neighborhood development agency of The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers will gather to repair, paint and clean homes and yards in Upper Park Heights and parts of Randallstown for elderly residents who can't do it for themselves.

More information on "Senior Home Repair Day" is available from Ruth Strauss Guggenheim at 466-1990.

* Presidential Homes Inc. has opened a community of 19 single-family homes in Markham Woods off Montgomery Road in Columbia.

Prices for the Markham Woods community start at $199,900 for a four-bedroom home, and The New Home Marketing Group is handling sales.

* Trafalgar House Residential has begun sales for three-level town houses at Russett, a 613-acre planned community at Route 198 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in western Anne Arundel County.

* Chateau Builders has opened a preview center for Brookfield Farm, a community of 30 single-family homes in the Ellicott City area. Prices start at $191,990 for the three-, four- and five-bedroom homes.

* Glenn C. Ercole has been promoted to vice president of finance for MacKenzie & Associates Inc.

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