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This drawing shows how Washington Elementary School will look after it is renovated into a senior housing cooperative. Drawing courtesy of Ringdahl Architects

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So what will happen to Washington Elementary School after it closes?

It will be transformed into a senior housing cooperative.

The Village Cooperative of Alexandria will consist of 28 new homes within the existing Washington school structure.


A substantial renovation of the existing building will create "a beautifully renovated historic building within an existing Alexandria neighborhood," according to the company.

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