2020-2022 Budget

ABOUT THE PROJECT The draft 2020-2022 budget was presented to Council at their October 28 meeting. Council will debate the budget on November 18 and 19, 2019. The proposed 2020-2022 budget delivers on Council’s strategic priorities, invests in the infrastructure required for our growing community, and ensures continued service delivery at a sustainable tax increase.…

Cochrane Community Vision

ABOUT THE PROJECT Over the past few months, Council has been working on developing the Cochrane Community Vision — a vision to guide the community into the future. Cochrane Town Council is  looking to the community for input on the draft vision and aspirations. Following the community engagement process, the Cochrane Community Vision will be…

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…

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…

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…

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…