Capital One gets approval to expand headquarters at Tysons Corner in US
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Capital One gets approval to expand headquarters at Tysons Corner in US

26 Sep 2012

Capital One Bank has secured approval from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in the US to construct a new 4.4 million ft² headquarters building on its existing 26-acre Tysons Corner campus in Virginia.

Capital One headquarters expansion in US

Capital One Bank has secured approval from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in the US to construct a new 4.4 million ft² headquarters building on its existing 26-acre Tysons Corner campus in Virginia.

The bank is planning to restore its current 14-storey headquarters building and the adjacent conference facility.

Capital One’s proposal includes the addition of 12 high-rise buildings to the site, which will feature 3.1 million ft² of office space, 1,230 residential units, two hotels, shops and green space.

Plans also include a 30,000ft² community centre featuring a 9,000ft² gym, indoor basketball courts, community parks and $63m in transportation improvements.

Under the plan, Capital One will construct green buildings, workforce housing parks, recreation and bicycle parking spaces, as well as storm water facilities.

The bank is expecting to achieve LEED Silver certification for the office spaces and hotels and LEED Certification, or the equivalent, for all new residential development.

Green roofs will cover about 40% of the rooftop area of the development while 20% of the residential units will be affordable housing.

Upon its completion, the project will be a quarter mile from the McLean Metro Station, one of four stations in Tysons currently being built in the first phase of the Dulles Metrorail project.

The plan calls for over 4.8 acres of public park space, including a common green and park near the McLean Metro station.

The 1.5-acre commons will feature a rectangular athletic field with synthetic turf and lights.

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova said, "As the first major rezoning initiative since the initial demonstration project, the expansion not only lends to the vision of Tysons as a strong economic and residential centre, but also achieves the goals of the Tysons Corner Comprehensive Plan by addressing transportation needs and providing community amenities."

Capital One anticipates breaking ground on the first building by mid-2013.


Image: Capital One will build a new 4.4 million ft² headquarters building on its existing 26-acre Tysons Corner campus. Photo: Fairfax County.