Monday, December 09, 2019

Town of Cochrane moves to next phase of two vital facilities

As reported on, the Town of Cochrane is moving to the next stage of both its proposed new RCMP detachment and transit hub facilities leading up to requesting budget approvals from council.

Principal design and architectural consultants for both projects have been secured and the town is in the process of securing a cost consultant.

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“Cost consultants assist in the process to ensure the design budget is maintained,” said Greg Barsi, facilities manager for the Town of Cochrane.

While both projects are still in the design phase, planning for the transit hub is taking an expedited approach with the goal to have shovels in the ground as early as this fall.

Barsi said the town’s executive leadership will go to council with a budget proposal in early fall and plans to take a design-build approach to the project, which means construction will coincide with building design.

The approach will allow the town to complete the transit hub quicker than waiting for the full design to be completed before construction begins. Barsi said the decision will allow the transit hub to be open by next fall. It will also ensure the town doesn’t miss the window for the GreenTrip funding that will be used to pay for construction.

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