Barbara Nock, vice president of the Towson-Hunt Valley office of The Prudential Preferred Properties, has been named the 1992 Realtor of the Year by the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors.
The award is given each year to a real estate agent or manager who exemplifies professionalism and excellence. Ms. Nock is a life member of the Real Estate Million Dollar Association and has served on the real estate board's education, program and membership committees and as one of its directors.
Her community involvement and civic activities include fund raising for the Maryland Special Olympics, the American Cancer Society and the Sunshine Kids Foundation.
Jean A. Thompson, a sales agent with the Towson South office of O'Conor, Piper & Flynn, has been awarded the board's Distinguished Realtor Sales Associate Award.
Another life member of the Real Estate Million Dollar Association, Ms. Thompson has served on more than 25 committees of the board and is active in the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, the American Red Cross and the Maryland Food Committee.
Chateau Builders has opened a sales center for Glyndon Gate, a community of 29 detached houses and 65 town houses in Glyndon.
The 12-acre site is near the intersection of Sacred Heart Lane and Chatsworth Avenue. Formerly part of the Sacred Heart Church campus, it is part of a 33-acre parcel that was acquired in July by Chateau Partnership, whose principals are Chateau Builders President Richard Azrael and Gordon Development Co. President Gordon Greenspun.
Columbia Design Collective designed the homes, with principal Dennis Janckiewicz as head of the design team.
Prices for the 1,300-square-foot town houses begin at $110,000. Prices for the 1,500-square-foot detached homes begin at $140,000. The sales center is at 86 Sacred Heart Lane.
According to the Chateau Partnership, the church sold the land for funds to build a church that is now under construction on an adjoining site. Chatsworth's principals donated five acres back to the church for use as athletic fields. More than $30,000 has been committed toward reforestation and wetlands mitigation.
A meeting of Baltimore-area residents interested in co-housing, an innovative concept of shared living that offers residents both privacy and community, will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Belair-Edison Housing Service, 3401 Mannasota Ave.
In recent months, a local group has formed to explore options for construction of a Baltimore co-housing development patterned after successful projects in Scandinavia and elsewhere, and the group is still seeking members.
For more information, call Naomi Bloom at 367-4167.
Open houses and meetings:
* Londonderry, a non-profit retirement community nearing completion in Easton, will hold an open house today from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The 101-unit project is at the corner of Easton Parkway Bypass Route 322 and Easton Point Road in Easton.
* The Neighborhood Design Center has mounted an exhibit of drawings by its volunteers that will be on display all month at the Gallery of the American Institute of Architects, Baltimore chapter, 11 1/2 W. Chase St.
* The Baltimore Corp. for Housing Partnerships will hold its annual meeting Sept. 25 at 8 a.m. at the Omni Inner Harbor Hotel, 101 W. Fayette St. The guest speaker will be Milton Davis, chairman of the board of South Shore Bank in Chicago.
* Mercantile-Safe Deposit and Trust Co. will hold a grand opening for its Mount Vernon branch at Charles and Chase streets Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
* The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and representatives for UniversityCenter, the neighborhood on the west side of downtown, will discuss the latest plans for the area during a breakfast seminar Sept. 21 starting at 8 a.m. at Westminster Hall, Fayette and Greene streets.
Speakers will include Morton Rapoport, president and chief executive officer of the University of Maryland Medical Center; Errol Reese, president of the University of Maryland at Baltimore, and Barbara Gallagher, director of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Baltimore. The meeting is free to Downtown Partnership members and costs $15 for non-members.
For reservations, call the partnership at 244-1030.
Around the region
* Ryland Homes has opened a new community called Sebring Woods in the village of Hickory Ridge in Columbia. Homes are on half-acre wooded homesites and are priced starting at less than $250,000.
* Six new members have joined the board of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. They are: Edward Crooke, president of Utilities Operations for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.; Michael Gaines, president of Council for Economic and Business Opportunity; Edward Hitchcock, a partner with the law firm of Tydings and Rosenberg; Brenda Smith, president of Direct Communications; Derrick Southard, vice president of Maryland National Bank; and Edward Woods, commissioner of Baltimore's Police Department.