Restaurants, perhaps a brewery and maybe even rock climbing pitched for one of Greater Washington’s largest office buildings

The owner of the Tysons office building that both Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI) and Appian Corp. (NASDAQ: APPN) call home wants to open up at least a portion of it to the public.

Tamares Group, owner of 7950 Jones Branch Drive, has filed a rezoning application with Fairfax County to make some public-facing changes to the 821,881-square-foot building, now known as Valo Park. The building currently, per the application, includes “several high-quality office amenities,” including dining options, a conference center, a fitness center and a 300-seat auditorium. But none are open to the public.

“Given the large number of office tenants in this area and the provision of additional nearby residential uses, the Applicant believes there is a market for the top flight-amenities currently available at Valo Park and seeks to market these amenities to the public,” the application states.

The changes would not expand the building’s height or floor area, “with the exception of 5,000 square…

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