Located in Miami’s Overtown district, Soleste Living is completing construction on its Soleste Grand Central, a newly constructed 360-unit luxury apartment building in Downtown Miami. The new complex has more than 28,000 square feet of impact-resistant doors and windows from CGI Commercial, part of the PGT Innovations family of brands.

MTM Glass Concepts, a Miami-based authorized dealer partner, completed the window installation late last year. The impact-resistant storefront doors and windows were used throughout the 18-story structure’s units and common areas. More than 150 doors and windows cover approximately three-fourths of Soleste Grand Central’s building façade. The products were selected for this project due to meeting the stringent Miami-Dade building code requirements.

“Over the past few years, we have seen a trend of commercial-grade products, such as full-height floor-to-ceiling glass elevations and other innovative window products, being used in single-family homes as a way to achieve beautiful and expansive views while also protecting the home from severe weather,” says Alex Hassun, sales manager for CGI Commercial. “Now, commercial developers, condominium homeowner’s associations, apartment buildings and universities are following suit for these properties. Many owners are outfitting their buildings with high-impact storefronts and energy-efficient glass, gaining substantial hurricane protection and energy-saving benefits of insulated glass with low-e coating.”

Situated at 218 NW 8 St. in downtown Miami, the multifamily development will offer studio suites and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes with high-end amenities.  Construction on the project began in the first quarter of 2019 and is slated for completion in the second quarter of 2021.