Baltimore Planning Commission Chairman Sotirius Stylianos Spiliadis is expected to head a search committee that will seek a replacement for Ernest Freeman, the city planning director who resigned last month to head the planning department in San Diego.
Mr. Spiliadis said a subcommittee of the planning commission will also name an interim planning director to run the city agency after Mr. Freeman leaves his job July 10.
The city planning department director is one of several city agency heads who are appointed by public bodies rather than by the mayor, along with the school superintendent and the executive director of the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation.
Mr. Spiliadis, a former city school board member, headed the search committee that selected school Superintendent Walter G. Amprey.
He said he hoped to have a new planning director identified within three months.
Greiner Engineering Inc., parent company of Greiner Inc. of Timonium, has executed a partnership agreement with an affiliate of the Dallas-based Perot Group, founded by likely presidential candidate Ross Perot.
Operating as the National Transportation Authority, the two companies will explore opportunities to use private-sector investment to carry out transportation projects in the United States and abroad, including the planning, financing, design, construction and operation of toll roads.
Under the partnership agreement, Perot Group will acquire a limited stock ownership in Greiner and, subject to stockholder -- approval, Perot representative Larry Cain will join
Greiner's board of directors. Greiner will acquire a 50 percent interest in the partnership and share equally in future business operations.
Around the region
* Well-known Washington architect George Notter, a member of Baltimore's Architectural Review Board, has restructured and renamed his 23-employee office. It is now called Notter + Associates and is based solely in Washington. It was previously part of Notter Finegold + Alexander of Boston and Washington. Mr. Notter is a former national president of the American Institute of Architects and one of the first American architects to concentrate his practice on preservation and adaptive reuse of older buildings.
* Anthony Woodfork has joined W. C. Pinkard & Co. as an associate appraiser. He was formerly employed by Maryland National Bank.
* William H. Conkling Jr. has been appointed director of Pinkard's recently formed Corporate Real Estate Services Group.