Neighborhood improvement expo planned Saturday


April 11, 1993|By Edward Gunts | Edward Gunts,Staff Writer

An article in Sunday's editions of The Sun reported incorrectly the date for the annual awards breakfast sponsored by the Baltimore County Landmarks Preservation Commission. The correct date is April 21 at 7:30 a.m. in the Rosenberg Gallery at Goucher College, off Dulaney Valley Road in Towson.

The Sun regrets the errors.

The first annual Neighbor to Neighbor Expo, a daylong event designed to help community leaders and volunteers improve their neighborhoods, will be held Saturday at Western High School, 4600 Falls Road.

Starting at 9:30 a.m., the event includes 12 presentations that will allow neighborhood residents to share strategies for success and resources that will enhance their communities. Speakers will address topics such as:


* Promoting and preserving homeownership.

* Neighborhood health promotion.

* Neighborhood clean sweeps.

* Greening neighborhoods.

* Working with troublesome liquor establishments.

* Getting rid of drug houses.

* What to do after school? Creating programming for 6 to 12 year olds.

* Churches making a difference.

Additional workshops and talks will focus on developing concrete strategies and action plans to take back to the neighborhood; organizing and winning on issues; building and joining coalitions; and cultivating community leadership.

The event is sponsored by the Citizens Planning and Housing Association and its Resource Center for Neighborhoods. The registration fee is $5 per person, which covers the cost of a box lunch.

To register, contact the CPHA at 539-1369.

Greenbelt condominiums

Foundation Properties, a Baltimore-area developer affiliated with Harford Land Co., recently acquired a 21-acre parcel in Greenbelt and plans to construct a 252-unit garden condominium community called Greenbrook Condominiums.

The land is on the west side of Hanover Parkway, south of Greenbelt Road. Foundation acquired it for $1.51 million from Greenbrook Associates. Jim Darby of Carey Winston represented the buyer and seller.

Foundation plans to begin construction in early 1994, and prices for the new residences will start below $100,000, Mr. Darby said.

New housing

Construction has begun on a $1.8 million, 22-unit housing development for low-income elderly and physically disabled RTC residents in West Baltimore.

The project, known as Saints Philip and James, involves rehabilitation of the former Saints Philip and James Convent and Peabody Heights Academy at 1822 W. 27th St. in Baltimore.

The developer is Baltimore Housing Partnerships/Saints Philip and James Limited Partnerships.

Funding for the project includes a $1 million loan from the Elderly Rental Housing Program of Maryland's Department of Housing and Community Development; $710,000 of equity funding provided through syndication by Enterprise Social Investment Corp.; and a $147,580 loan from the city housing department's Rental Rehabilitation Program. Work will be complete in the fall of 1994.

Owings Mills New Town

The Dolben Co. has opened a clubhouse and leasing center for the Red Run Apartments, a 584-unit complex under construction along Lakeside Boulevard in Owings Mills. The first phase of 304 units will be ready for occupancy in February, and monthly rentals will start at $595.

Model homes also have opened at Owings Mills New Town for Weston Courtyard Homes, a community of 61 residences on "zipper lots," with front yards and backyards but no side yards. Prices start at $192,990.

Cypress Homes

James "Mickey" Abrams and Richard Livingston have formed Cypress Homes of Maryland Inc., a Columbia-based building company that will specialize in land development and construction of detached and multifamily housing priced from $100,000 to $400,000.

Mr. Abrams is president of Abrams Development Group and a partner in Corridor Brokerage Services. Mr. Livingston is president of Richstone Corp. and was formerly with Ellwood Building Corp.

Their first project is Hunt Mill Estates in Owings Mills, a community of 28 homes on multiacre lots near the intersection of Gores Mill Road and Route 140.

Prices range from $208,000 to $300,000. A furnished model will be ready for inspection in May.

Landmarks commission

The Baltimore County Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold its seventh annual awards breakfast Saturday at 7:30 a.m. in the Rosenberg Gallery at Goucher College, off Dulaney Valley Road in Towson.

The commission will present its annual awards to people in the public and private sector who have contributed to its goal of fostering preservation of the county's historic sites. Goucher President Rhoda Dorsey is a featured speaker. Attendance costs $10 per person. For more information, call Ruth Mascari at 343-1495.

Architecture Foundation

Jillian Storms, an architect with Cho, Wilks & Benn, will become the new president of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation at the group's annual meeting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Orchard Street Church, 510 Orchard St.

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