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…

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…

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…

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…