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ARHA director Roy Priest, left, and former chairman Melvin Miller in one of the market-rate units at Old Town Commons. A demolished block of public housing is visible through the windows.

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Block by Block, 1940s Concentrated Public Housing in Alexandria is Being Demolished

All the units will be replaced, but will scattered-site housing work?

For more than half a century, the Parker Gray neighborhood has been home to blocks of public housing.

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