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Why Southbow Landing?

Committed to Cochrane

In 2004, the Town of Cochrane annexed the Philco Farms lands. This was done as part of Cochrane’s long-term strategy for planned growth. Southbow Landing is part of the Town’s vision for future development of the River Heights area.

Philco Farms met with Cochrane administrators and residents for in-depth discussions about what the Town needed to be sustainable before beginning our planning phase.

Sustainability for Cochrane

One of the main contributions Southbow Landing will provide to Cochrane residents is new transportation, utility and community infrastructure. Southbow will be the first major development south of the Bow River to incorporate significant office, business and commercial areas that can accommodate a full range of new and existing businesses and meet the daily shopping and service needs of south Cochrane residents.

How Developers Contribute:
  • Offsite levies
  • Developer-constructed infrastructure
  • Land dedicated for parks, schools and other open spaces
  • Increased tax base through new residents and businesses
  • Community Enhancement & Parks Development Fees
 

All of these are essential to fulfill the long-term vision of Cochrane as a sustainable town.

Supporting Cochrane Residents

The Phillips family and Philco Farms began contributing to the community well ahead of any development through the pre-dedication of a road allowance to allow the critical relocation of the old River Heights Drive intersection on Highway 22 in 2009. This was followed by providing access to the Philco Farms lands for Green Drop to construct a temporary gravel haul road in 2013. Southbow Landing also provides donated land to accommodate a future Municipal Services site, which could include a new fire hall or other emergency services to service south Cochrane.

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Green Drop Gravel Haul Road

In 2013, the Phillips family and Philco Farms agreed to provide access to their lands in order to facilitate construction of a temporary gravel haul road from the Green Drop gravel pit across the property. This allowed truck traffic from the existing gravel pit to be re-routed off River Heights Drive, improving safety for area residents.

Municipal Services Sites Land Donation

'South Bow Landing, a community plan that was recently approved for development, is set to donate two acres (of land) for the town to use which may be an ideal spot for a new fire hall or other emergency services...'

- Mayor Ivan Brooker, Cochrane Eagle, December 3, 2015

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