Fairfax County supervisors on July 11 unanimously and enthusiastically approved Capital One Bank’s revised plans to add a multi-use performing-arts center and Wegmans grocery store to its Tysons headquarters campus.
“All I can say is, ‘Wow!’” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova (D).
Instead of the 30,000-square-foot, publicly operated community center Capital One proffered five years ago, the bank put a more tantalizing offer on the table: a 125,000-square-foot Capital One Center, which would have a 1,500-seat auditorium for corporate training and performing-arts events, a 225-seat “black box” performance space and two classrooms, which could be combined into one if needed.
“It’s really going to be a pretty breathtaking facility,” Antonio Calabrese, an attorney representing Capital One, predicted of the $120 million building. “I think we’ve got a strong consensus for what this building will be capable of.”