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Damascus Master Plan

“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

Master Plans and Documents

Damascus Master Plan Archives

May 2006 Sectional Map Amendment Process
May 2006 Planning Board Draft with approved County Council Resolution
April 2006 Damascus Bypass Meetings and Information:
Meeting Flyer [PDF] (pdf, 54KB)*
Background Information on the Damascus Bypass [PDF] (pdf, 139KB)*
Map of Focus Area for Bypass Study
Land Reservation for a Bypass Route Planning Board Public Meeting
April 2006 Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee Worksession Schedule
December 2005 Schedule of Master Plan Phases
December 2004-July 2005 Planning Board Worksessions
October 2004 Public Hearing Draft (Full Text)
September 2004 Staff Draft Executive Summary [PDF](pdf, 406KB)*
Staff Draft (Full Text)
September 2004 Master Plan Review Committee Update
Fall 2004 Master Plan Process Primer [PDF] (pdf, 117KB)*
Master Plan Amendment Process
January 2003 Purpose and Outreach Strategy Report
November 2002 Issues
Last Updated: July 20, 2022