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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission


Damascus is a small town surrounded by the agricultural and rural open spaces of the County’s Agricultural Reserve. It is a town that offers community oriented commercial uses, a variety of housing types, a mix of uses in the Town Center, and a Town Center surrounded by single-family residential neighborhoods. The protected area of the agricultural and rural open spaces buffers Damascus from the more intense growth patterns in adjoining master plan areas and adjoining counties. The Plan provides a moderate amount of planned growth in the area, oriented primarily in and adjoining the Town Center…

-From the Community Vision, Damascus Master Plan (2006), p. 1

Development projects in Damascus

Staff Contact

Clark Larson