was created in 2001 as a merger of WFR Associates and Cooper-Ross
sv.The company is based in Atlanta, Georgia and is active throughout
the state and on the national level. Today, the firm and its principals
are recognized leaders in the fields of land use planning, long-range
comprehensive planning, zoning and land development regulation,and
capital improvement programming and financing techniques.
WFR Associates was formed in
1988 by William F. Ross as an Atlanta-based planning consulting
firm, following twelve years of experience in public service and
six years of private sector work.
Cooper-Ross sv was formed in
1992 as a special venture between WFR Associates and Cooper Consulting
Company of Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Ross served as a Principal of
the firm, along with his partner, Connie Cooper.
In addition to ROSS+associates, much of
the work done by the firms principals on zoning and land development
regulations in the state has been accomplished through its sister
company, the Georgia Zoning Institute. The Institute
was created in order to bring together legal and engineering expertise
to focus exclusively on regulatory issues facing cities and counties
in Georgia. William F. Ross, President of ROSS+associates, is also
President of the Georgia Zoning Institute.