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Continued: Twin Cities apartment developers offer amenities for Fido

“Dog people are happy people,” he said. “Dogs influence the formation of community, and that’s hard to come by when you’re living in an anony­mous setting like an apartment building.”

Gunsbury installed heated sidewalks at two new North Loop buildings, Soltva and Solhaus, eliminating the use of salt on icy sidewalks, which can irritate Fido’s tender feet. And at the nearby Copham apartments, there’s an indoor “relief area” with AstroTurf, a fake fire hydrant and a self-cleaning/sanitizing system.

“It has been a big hit with the urban dog owners, especially with the cold weather,” said Brent Rogers, vice president at Greco Real Estate Development.

 

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