The Canterbury Redevelopment
The Canterbury is the oldest standing example of a purpose-built apartment building in Washington, DC and was initially used as the headquarters for the 1890 US Census. Renaissance Centro is adapting the building as a truly unique hotel that will include a restaurant and bar at the corner of 4th & G Streets, a café on the corner of 3rd & G, and a rooftop terrace with views SE to the Capitol and SW to the National Building Museum with the Washington Monument beyond — all within a block of the Red line, 3 blocks of the Green and Yellow lines, and an 8-minute walk from Union Station.
The development will also include a residential component. Preliminarily, the hotel component will have between 160-200 rooms (with approx. 40 of those rooms located in the Canterbury) and the residential component will have between 65-100 units.
The project received concept approval from the Historic Preservation Review Board in December 2017 and unanimous concept approval from the Commission of Fine Arts in January 2018.