Pet amenities are standard in every new apartment building in the Twin Cities. It’s a sign of the times for the industry, which is catering to the growing number of renters by choice. At Latitude 45 in downtown Minneapolis, residents never have to leave the building to give Fido relief. The building has an extra-large heated rooftop “dog oasis” with an artificial grass surface that can be washed to keep it tidy. There are benches for enjoying outstanding views of the Minneapolis skyline. Inside is the dog washing station, and when the rooftop just won’t do, the building is just a few blocks from real green space along the Mississippi River. 313 Washington Av. S., Mpls., 1-855-467-5254,

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