The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a massive expansion of Capital One’s corporate headquarters in Tysons Corner — one of the first major projects to win rezoning under a two-year-old master plan that aims to transform Tysons from a sprawling office park to Fairfax’s own urban downtown.
The decision, which was widely expected, came a year and a half after the financial-services giant submitted its application. Capital One owns 26 acres in Tysons near the McLean station on Metro’s Silver Line, which is scheduled to open in late 2013.
Although it will be years before most of it is built, the plan includes 3.1 million square feet of office space, four high-rise residential buildings with as many as 1,200 units, a hotel, 100,000 square feet of restaurants and retail, as well as parks, playgrounds, plazas, bicycle routes, parking structures and new streets. All of it will surround Capital One’s existing corporate headquarters, eventually spanning several blocks.