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…

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…

2022-2024 Budget

ABOUT THE PROJECT The Town budget is developed over the summer by Administration and a draft is presented to Council every fall; the draft budget outlines collective goals for short- and long-term priorities that make Cochrane a desirable place to live. The budget is then debated and finalized by Council in December and guides service…

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%…

Economic Recovery Task Force

ABOUT THE PROJECT Cochrane’s Economic Recovery Task Force will collaborate with local business, community organizations and provincial and federal governments to create opportunities to support our local economy. Membership Town’s Business Development Manager (lead) Finance Manager Mayor and two Councillors One Cochrane Chamber of Commerce representative One Cochrane Tourism representative One Business Advisory Network representative…

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…

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.…