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…

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…

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…

Day Homes: Land Use Bylaw Amendment

ABOUT THE PROJECT The Town of Cochrane is revising the regulations for Day Homes to make them a better fit for residential communities. The proposed amendments will clarify some of the definitions and the expectations for neighbours, especially around parking, signage and advertising, define type of residence suitable for Day Homes and density of this…

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…

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…

Annexation (North)

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…

Off-Leash Areas

ABOUT THE PROJECT Cochrane’s Parks and Recreation Committee has been discussing Cochrane’s off-leash park status, including the number of current off-leash spaces, proposed future parks as per anticipated Neighborhood Plans, recommendations from the Open Space Master Plan, visions of the Off leash Advocacy groups and opposing opinions from some residents, as well as practices and…

Waste Collection Frequency

ABOUT THE PROJECT Council adopted the Zero Waste Framework in the Fall of 2012 as the Town’s waste management vision. The Zero Waste Framework outlines how Cochrane can achieve Zero Waste through waste reduction, reuse, recycling, redesign, composting and other actions. The long-term vision of zero waste in Cochrane includes a goal of 80% of…