ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Town of Cochrane has identified two parcels, comprised of approximately 200 acres of land in Rocky View County, that are proposed to be annexed into the Town’s boundary. Unlike traditional annexations, the proposed annexation is not based on future growth, but rather intended to overcome technical development challenges associated with secondary access for the community of Sunset Ridge and the unique opportunity for a large recreation property for the benefits of both Town of Cochrane and Rocky View residents.
The Town envisions that a portion of the subject quarter section would be developed as a future High School Site by Rocky View Schools, while the balance of the property would be developed for recreational & public uses to meet the future recreational needs of Cochrane and the surrounding community.
The Town also recognizes that the balance of the property could also provide an ideal site for the potential relocation of other regional public service organizations and/or lands for future municipal purposes. The Town also recognizes there are also other inherent benefits that support the annexation of these lands into Cochrane, including the logical extension of servicing, transportation routes, pathway and adjacent school sites within the Heritage Hills community located immediately to the south. In addition, this would eliminate the need to service a site outside the boundary of the Town of Cochrane.
Subject Parcel 2: Plan 1364 LK
The community of Sunset Ridge has experienced significant growth and requires a secondary access for the continued growth of the community. The Developer of Sunset Ridge, Melcor, had proposed to provide an interim secondary access located within the Town’s current boundaries as part of their Stage 3 Neighbourhood Plan. However, Rocky View County, the Town of Cochrane, Sunset Ridge residents and adjacent landowners within the County expressed concerns with the proposal. As a result, the Town of Cochrane, Rocky View County, Melcor and the owner of the subject lands have collaborated on an annexation proposal intended to provide the ultimate access for this community. Once the access has been provided, the balance of the lands will be planned for future residential development within the Town of Cochrane.
PROVIDE YOUR INPUT
The Town of Cochrane is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 to provide an opportunity for residents and stakeholders to learn more about proposed annexation, agreement in principle and to share concerns and ask questions of both Rocky View County and the Town of Cochrane with respect to the proposed annexation.
Additional engagement opportunities will be available online, at the Cochrane RancheHouse, Visitor Information Centre on Main Street and at the Rocky View County offices in Calgary.
If you would like to comment on the proposed annexation or have questions, please contact:
Drew Hyndman, Senior Manager, Development Services
Town of Cochrane
Matthew Wilson, Supervisor Planning
Rocky View County
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