Cochrane Community Vision

ABOUT THE PROJECT Over the past few months, Council has been working on developing the Cochrane Community Vision — a vision to guide the community into the future. Cochrane Town Council is  looking to the community for input on the draft vision and aspirations. Following the community engagement process, the Cochrane Community Vision will be…

Land Use Bylaw Review Project

ABOUT THE PROJECT Cochrane is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Alberta, with considerable growth and development over the past decade. This rapid growth presented Cochrane with new and diverse development trends with an ever-increasing level of complexity. It is important that Cochrane’s Land Use Bylaw (LUB) meets the land use and development needs…

Western Heritage Design Guidelines

ABOUT THE PROJECT Cochrane has a heritage guideline document to reinforce and promote architectural aesthetics that reflect Cochrane’s unique western heritage character and sense of place. Cochrane’s current Western Heritage Design Guidelines was adopted in 2000. Town Administration has initiated a comprehensive review and re-write to ensure it remains current and effective in regulating land uses and…

Local Transit

ABOUT THE PROJECT The Town of Cochrane is investigating the delivery of an effective and efficient local transit service for our community. The adoption of the Cochrane Sustainability Plan in 2009, and the approval of GreenTRIP funding ($9 million) in 2010 began the current discussion on a local transit service in Cochrane. Extensive research and public engagement…

Bridge Naming Project

ABOUT THE PROJECT The need to build a new bridge across the Bow River was identified in 2002 to connect arterial roads and help move traffic more efficiently across the river. The west side of the bridge structure will be located at the east end of the public space (west side of the river) that…

Council Strategic Priorities

ABOUT THE PROJECT Council’s Strategic Priorities focus on services and outcomes Cochrane residents want and need. They also set the direction for the next four years to achieve a desired future for Cochrane residents. All of the Town’s decision making is shaped by Council’s Strategic Priorities and our vision to be a community that is well beyond the ordinary.…

Accessory Suite Regulations

ABOUT THE PROJECT Cochrane’s Municipal Development Plan (MDP) identifies the importance of providing a range of housing options to suit all ages and income levels in our community. The Town of Cochrane’s Land Use Bylaw outlines the regulations that landowners must follow to add a suite to their property. Administration is currently updating these regulations and…

2019-2021 Budget

ABOUT THE PROJECT The Town is at a critical juncture in terms of its future size, urban form and character. Cochrane’s population could more than triple over the next 50 years. While demographics and economics will largely drive growth, Cochrane’s high quality of life and strong sense of place enhances its potential to attract an…

Land Use Bylaw uses: Fitness studios and recreational vehicle storage

ABOUT THE PROJECT The Land Use Bylaw divides the Town into various residential and non-residential districts, each with allowable and potential uses. Administration is currently proposing to add two new uses to some of Cochrane’s non-residential districts: Fitness Studio Recreational Vehicle Storage facility Fitness Studio is any space where equipment or instruction is provided for…