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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Day Homes: Land Use Bylaw Amendment

ABOUT THE PROJECT The Town of Cochrane is proposing changes to the regulations for Day Homes in the Land Use Bylaw. Earlier this year Administration collected comments and concerns from residents and day home providers through two separate online surveys. Based on the comments received, an internal review of regulations in surrounding municipalities, and the…