Developers of the Village of Grey Rock, a European-style village of one- and two-story houses, have opened decorated model residences. They are available for public inspection daily from noon to 6 p.m. and by appointment.
Construction of the 247-home community began in June on a rTC 52-acre parcel off the 8900 block of Reisterstown Road, half a mile north of Beltway exit 20. Of the 45 homes in the first phase, 24 have been sold. The first homes will be ready for occupancy in April.
Richard Carter, John Dorment and George McCleary head the development team, and Columbia Design Collective is the architect. Prices start at $249,900 for the two-story "villas" and $159,000 for the "European flats." The new-homes division of Long & Foster Realtors is handling sales.
* Baltimore architect Walter Schamu will lead a trolley tour of Baltimore's Neo-classical and Beaux-Arts architecture on March 28 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The event will begin with a tour of the exhibition "Empires Restored, Elysium Revisited: The Art of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema," at the Walters Art Gallery, 600 N. Charles St.
The cost is $40 per person, or $34 for members of the Walters or the Baltimore Foundation for Architecture. More information is available at 547-9000, extension 237.
* Baltimore author James Dilts and architect Fred Hiser will lead a walking tour of Baltimore's cast iron buildings March 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., starting at the Marsh & McLennan Building, 300 W. Pratt St. The cost is $10 per person or $7.50 for members of Baltimore Heritage.
4( For more information, call 366-7724.
Baltimore Housing Commissioner Robert Hearn and the Maryland Housing Research Corp. will be hosts for a meeting Wednesday with business leaders to discuss new ideas for turning vacant properties to owner-occupied homes.
The meeting coincides with the creation of the Baltimore Business Homeownership Fund, a public-private partnership set up to broaden the availability of homeownership to employees of Baltimore companies, particularly those at the low end of the pay scale.
The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the commissioner's office on the 13th floor at 417 E. Fayette St.