Take a peek at the Surly stable. You find find something good there.
700x28c + fender or 32c limit. Several disc fork options.
This is the latest incarnation of the Model T frame sold at my shop. This year it's pretty utilitarian: 4130 cromo, vanilla road geometry (decidedly not track), one rear eyelet for rack/fender/both... this year we've dropped the 1" head tube mainly for the reason you've brought up, which is to allow for a better fork selection. This way, folks can easily go steel road, canti, carbon, disc-specific, or whatever. The price is also pretty good: $350 which includes a custom powder coat.Nice. Tell me more...
Will you remove the rim stickers?