Zero Waste Framework

ABOUT THE PROJECT The Town of Cochrane is updating the Zero Waste Framework. The Framework, adopted by Council in 2012, outlines the ways Cochrane can minimize the amount of waste being landfilled through waste reduction, reuse, recycling, redesign, composting and other actions. Cochrane has made significant progress towards the goals of the Zero Waste Framework…

2022-2025 Cochrane Strategic Plan

ABOUT THE PROJECT Cochrane is at a crossroads. We are evolving and growing as a vibrant and innovative community, while striving to preserve our inherent charm. We have heard the community’s desire to set a long-term vision for Cochrane. A vision which ensures that we maintain the elements you love about our community, while intentionally…

2023-2025 Budget

ABOUT THE PROJECT When planning the budget, the Town estimates how much money will be spent (expenditures) to maintain public services and infrastructure, and how that money that will be generated (revenue) to meet the anticipated expenditures. Once these estimates are made and plans are set, staff develop the budget for Council’s consideration. As we…

Corridor Study

ABOUT THE PROJECT Corridors (streets) play an important role in our community. Corridors connect us to key destinations, and they provide space for public events and recreation. In 2019, the Town of Cochrane initiated a project to think about the future of four corridors in Town: Fifth Avenue, Railway Street, River Avenue, and Griffin Road.…

Land Use Bylaw Review Project

ABOUT THE PROJECT In 2018 Town Administration initiated a comprehensive review and rewrite of the Land Use Bylaw to ensure the bylaw meets the land use and development need of Cochrane in the midst of rapid growth, and to reflect the unique character and natural landscape of the town. The current Land Use Bylaw No.…

Regional Transit Service

ABOUT THE PROJECT The Town of Cochrane in partnership with Southland Transportation are seeking your feedback on the planned transit integration of fixed local COLT routes with an enhanced On-It regional service. The initial plan includes four fixed COLT route buses during peak periods (roughly 5:30am – 8:30am & 3:30pm – 6:30pm) that connect to…

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…

Social Recovery Task Force

ABOUT THE PROJECT Cochrane’s Social Recovery Task Force is collaborating with local support agencies and other levels of government to support municipal staff and our community’s most vulnerable, creating opportunities to enhance well-being, safety and resilience through our community response and recovery. Membership: Town’s Family and Community Support Services Manager (lead) Mayor and one Councillor…

Parking Options for Businesses

ABOUT THE PROJECT The Town of Cochrane is currently undergoing a complete review and rewrite of Cochrane’s Land Use Bylaw, and one of the major changes being proposed is the removal of minimum parking requirements for non-residential uses. This proposed change reflects the evolving needs of our community, and will help remove barriers to business…

2021-2023 Budget

ABOUT THE PROJECT The draft 2021-2023 budget was presented to Council at their October 26 meeting. Council will debate the budget on November 16-18. The proposed 2021-2023 budget includes a significant emphasis on addressing transportation-related issues, creating a proactive infrastructure renewal plan, delivering core services and managing slowed growth and the economy with a 1.27%…