Hugh Hargrave

Young professionals seeking a healthy lifestyle were excited about the opening of The Millennium Uptown in Houston. The certified-green community was constructed using sustainable materials, which the developer, The Dinerstein Cos., placed a premium on and carefully considered from start to finish.

In fact, the community is the first LEED Platinum wood-frame apartment property in Houston, according to Brian Dinerstein, a partner at the firm.

“We want to impact our communities and our residents in a positive way,” he says. “We want the areas we’re in to be left in a better place than when we got there.”

Nestled in the dense Galleria area of Houston, the five-story, 238-unit community was well positioned to obtain certification based on its proximity to public transit and a vibrant shopping area. As a bonus, it also shares a property line with a large corporate headquarters where many Millennium residents work and can walk to.

“We love the location,” Dinerstein says. “It was a great example of the ability to live, work, and play and have connectivity.”

With its car-charging stations, energy-saving utility management systems, and sustainable landscaping, it’s no wonder the community is completely leased.

The development even maintains a ride-share message board, to encourage residents to be more eco-friendly in their daily lives.

The community was sold to AMLI Residential in 2013 and renamed AMLI Uptown.