What’s Happening Next Door to Damascus UMC???
a note from Lisa Marshall, DUMC's Property Manager
If you have visited the Damascus UMC Campus recently you have definitely noticed a change in the absence of green space across from the church on New Church Street. The land belonged to church members who have always been generous with us using their land for a path to our Youth Chapel, a space to fence in and house its dumpster, and most importantly, establishing an easement so that we will always be allowed to share the parking on that side of New Church Street across from the Church and Annex offices.
When they decided to sell, they knew that Damascus was in need of affordable senior housing and actively sought a buyer who would develop it as such. Hence the construction of Victory Haven, a 72-unit apartment building for mixed income seniors on Main Street in downtown Damascus.
We may have to endure a time of upheaval in our parking situation until the project is completed, but the benefits will certainly outweigh a bit of inconvenience. We look forward to being in relationship and community with the residents and their families that will call Victory Haven their new home.