March 31, 2016 | Joel Schlesinger
Laneway homes could soon turn Calgary's back alleys into thriving mini-communities
Paul and Jill Robert have big plans for the little home they're building on their back lane.
Only the dwelling isn't for them. The Roberts already live in the wartime house in the northwest neighbourhood of West Hillhurst on the same lot where Paul, a professor at the Alberta College of Art and Design, grew up.
Instead, the diminutive back-lane house is for Jill's parents who are selling their home in Edmonton and moving to Calgary to be closer to family.