News & Updates
Southbow Landing Timeline and Updates
- 2008 – 2010
Philco Farms and Town of Cochrane structure and finalize a permanent road allowance location for the first segments of James Walker Trail and River Heights Drive, needed to provide new access to existing properties and future development on lands east of Highway 22. The new James Walker Trail access at Highway 22 was required to replace the old access at River Heights Drive.
- October 2011
Cochrane Town Council adopts the River Heights Area Structure Plan, which includes the Philco Farms lands that would become Southbow Landing.
- November, 2010 – July, 2013
Philco Farms, the Town of Cochrane, Green Drop and south Cochrane area developers work collectively to resolve community concerns around gravel trucks using River Heights Drive to access Highway 22 from the Green Drop gravel pit. Philco Farms agrees to allow Green Drop to temporarily locate a haul road across their property so that trucks hauling gravel from the existing gravel pit can safely bypass the community of Riversong, the Bow Valley High School, future Willows community, and the existing acreages along River Heights Drive. This temporary road would follow roughly along the planned future alignment of James Walker Trail through the Philco lands to the existing River Heights Drive intersection east of Highway 22.
- May, 2013
The Philco Farms’ team holds an all-day workshop with Cochrane citizens, business people, the Town of Cochrane and other area stakeholders to initiate the planning and design process for Southbow Landing. This process results in a framework plan that will guide the development of a more detailed master plan for Southbow Landing over the following months.
- December, 2013
The proposed Southbow Landing Neighbourhood Plan and supporting technical documents are submitted to the Town of Cochrane for consideration.
- August, 2014
Following an appeal of the haul road development permit in 2013, construction of the temporary haul road from the Green Drop gravel pit across the Philco Farms lands got underway and was completed in August of 2014, removing gravel pit traffic from River Heights Drive. See Cochrane Times article
- January, 2014 – October, 2015
Following internal and external circulation and review processes and public open house, the proposed Southbow Landing Neighbourhood Plan is approved by resolution of Council on October 26, 2015.
- November, 2015 – today
The Philco Farms team, Town of Cochrane, other south Cochrane developers and Green Drop have been working to resolve short and long term transportation network solutions for lands south of the Bow River. Once resolution of these issues is reached subject to the satisfaction of Town Council, next steps in the planning process for Southbow Landing are expected to resume.
What we're doing for Cochrane
- August 2016
Southbow Landing is proud to support Show Your Ride Brandon 2016, an annual event celebrating the life of Brandon Thomas, a Cochrane teenager, who was killed in 2012 by a drunk driver at the age of 17.
- September 2016
Southbow Landing will be celebrating the Cochrane Lions Club Rodeo 50th anniversary Cochrane Lions Club Rodeo as the 2016 Championship Buckle Sponsor on Sunday, September 4, 2016. To celebrate this important event, we're also sponsoring the 50th anniversary Fireworks, which will take place later Sunday evening. Southbow Landing is also pleased to announce we will be sponsoring all three days of the Ladies Barrel Racing held at the 2016 Rodeo.
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