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…

Car Wash Regulations

ABOUT THE PROJECT The Town of Cochrane is revising the regulations for car (vehicle) washes to make them a better fit for commercial developments, clarify some of the definitions and the expectations for neighbours and business owners, especially around parking and line-ups, hours of operation and noise. PROVIDE YOUR INPUT Community feedback is important to get…

Business Retention and Expansion

ABOUT THE PROJECT Supporting local businesses is a pillar of Cochrane’s Economic Development department. One of the most important aspects of supporting our local existing businesses is listening to their needs and concerns. The goal of this project is to help our existing businesses grow. To do this, we are reaching out to a broad…

Cannabis

ABOUT THE PROJECT The federal government is making plans to legalize and regulate cannabis in Canada, with legislation scheduled to take effect this year. Overview of legislative responsibilities. In an effort to protect children and limit second-hand exposure, The Provincial Act – Bill 26: An Act to Control and Regulate Cannabis has restricted smoking or…

Public Engagement

ABOUT THE PROJECT The Town of Cochrane and the Cochrane community recognize that public input can improve municipal decision-making. Since the current Public Engagement Policy was last approved in 2014, expectations and technology have changed: community members expect municipal governments to gather more feedback and be more open, transparent and consultative in their decision making;…

Smart Cities

FINAL Smart Cities Challenge proposal (Submitted to Infrastructure Canada April 23, 2018) ABOUT THE PROJECT The Town of Cochrane, is embarking on a major community-driven initiative to identify opportunities for developing smart city solutions to address local issues. In November 2017, Infrastructure Canada announced the Smart Cities Challenge requesting Canadian cities to collaborate with their residents, businesses, academic…

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…