Washington, D.C.—A joint venture between Chicago-based Origami Capital Partners and an affiliate of Westport, CT-based Greenfield Partners has kicked off development of an 85-acre site on Metrorail’s Silver Line less than a mile from Washington Dulles International Airport. Formerly known as Dulles World Center and now called The Hub, it will be a mixed-use property including multifamily development.
The property is approved for as many as 1,265 multifamily residential units. They will be part a site that also includes up to 400,000 square feet of retail space, 3.5 million square feet of office space, and 350 hotel rooms. The Hub is the largest approved contiguous development site on Metro’s Silver Line.
The Hub’s focal point will be a central promenade including outdoor recreation, retail, and entertainment space. One level of retail will open to a landscaped outdoor plaza with water features, while a lower level will face the commercial buildings’ street-level stores.
The Hub’s lead retail consultant, NGKF Executive Vice President Mitchell Friedel, noted that The Hub’s retail amenities will be anchored by up to a dozen full-service restaurants, along with at least one entertainment venue that will drive customer traffic during both day and evening hours.
Candidates for office space include high-tech firms located throughout the corridor as well as GSA tenants. A partially protected 20-acre land bay on The Hub’s western border is suitable for a secured, contained federal campus with up to 1 million square feet of office space. For guests at the hotel, the airport will be one Metro stop or a nine-minute shuttle ride away.