Small town charm with urban amenities

Greystone is a recently approved 140 acre Neighbourhood Plan uniquely situated in downtown Cochrane. It combines small town village charm with an amazing array of conveniences and amenities, all nestled in the surrounding hills adjacent to the Bow River. The community will include diverse home choices, inviting streetscapes, a community plaza and pond, recreational park, walk and cycle paths connected to a river pathway network and easily accessible commercial and recreation services including the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre next door. Greystone will also boast Bow River access, western-themed aesthetics and quick access to both Rocky Mountains recreation and Calgary’s big city amenities, as both are just a stone’s throw away.

A recreation centre right next door

The adjacent Spray Lake Family Sports Centre is a new 325,000 square foot facility containing a fitness centre, 3 lane indoor track, double gymnasium, indoor turf, aquatic centre, climbing wall, 3 hockey arenas and 6 sheet curling centre capable of hosting such sports as hockey, soccer, curling, ringette, lacrosse, swimming, wrestling and baseball. The Sports Centre also provides a further gathering place for the Greystone community.

Introductory Video

A video put together by our planning project team to provide a brief  overview on Greystone.

Greystone’s Location

Greystone Location March 30 2017

Greystone Neighbourhood Plan

On August 13, 2018, the Greystone Neighbourhood Plan was passed by the Town of Cochrane, providing refined details on the placement of residential, commercial, greenspace and transportation networks. The approved plan is featured below.

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Greystone Concept Plan

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Vision

Our exciting vision for Greystone

Community and Town input has helped sculpt our vision for Greystone into the following specific features and advantages that Greystone will offer:

  • Residents and visitors will experience the warmth and character of a small town and the closer social connections it can offer.
  • Greystone will feature a small, vibrant main street and public plaza to provide retail and gathering space opportunities for residents and visitors. Enjoy the tastefully designed western-flavoured high street, complete with restaurants, coffee shops, facilities, shopping, studios, grocery and convenience retail items.
  • Residents will experience the stimulating character of living close to downtown Cochrane. Greystone offers a richer variety of experiences than a more distant residential suburban community as well as an easy walking distance to Cochrane’s downtown character main street.
  • Greystone will feature a business park with appeal to technology and idea-based businesses with its inviting high street, hotel, fibre wiring, adjacent recreation facilities and numerous home and living space options. Cochrane is the new satellite home of Garmin and there is a growing trend in the town toward leading edge businesses.
  • The hotel will be convenient for anyone needing conference space and for visitors from out of town traveling for business. It will also function for those attending sports tournaments and for those visiting friends or relatives of residents.
  • Greystone will contain a pond, quality parks and a large outdoor sports park with facilities to complement the Spray Lakes Family Sports Centre. Residential homes are situated near parks for ease of access.
  • Seniors will find Greystone an ideal community location for establishing roots and friendships, meeting up along the high street, getting out in nature and staying fit with a membership at the Sports Centre and visiting with out of town visitors staying at the hotel.
  • The 3,297 acre Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park is only minutes away and the future pathway network is expected to connect with Greystone.
  • There will be well-lit and safe walking paths throughout the neighbourhood.
  • A pedestrian bridge will provide a connection to the other side of the river for social interactions and pathway exploration.
  • The vehicular bridge for the second crossing of the Bow River is presently being constructed near Greystone and will provide convenient vehicular access directly to Highway 22 which in turn connects to the Trans Canada Highway, linking Greystone to the Mountains and Calgary. Highway 1A provides a direct  link to northwest Calgary, the University of Calgary and Foothills Hospital.
  • Greystone will contain a broad mix of housing forms…from single detached to apartment style condos, suitable for all ages and family sizes.

Future Timeline

We are now formalizing the overall development implementation strategy for Greystone, including:

 

  • Q4 2018 – Exploring industry partnerships and identifying prospective purchasers to assist in establishing the initial phase of construction boundaries.
  • Q1 2019 – Land Use Amendment approvals process.
  • Q2-Q4 2019 – Undertaking site reclamation/remediation efforts from the past gravel pit and Phase 1 subdivision registration.
  • Q4 2019 – Q4 2020 – Commencing construction of servicing for initial phase.

Approved Greystone Neighbourhood Plan

Ask Questions / Receive Updates

Please contact us directly with questions or for more information using the adjacent form.  You can also send a note directly to Josh Hagen, VP, Development at BURNSWEST at joshua.hagen@burnswest.com or call Josh directly at (587) 832-1108.

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