A new business park with 67,800 square feet of office and flexible warehouse space is being planned in Stevens Plantation in St. Cloud by a development company headed by Public Service Commissioner Mike La Rosa.
La Rosa, a Republican from St. Cloud, served four terms in the state House of Representatives before being named to the PSC in 2020. This week, he was chosen to be the PSC chairman. La Rosa is the vice president of La Rosa Development, a business he founded alongside his father and brother. In 2022, La Rosa Development paid $825,000 to the City of St. Cloud for the 5.5 acres on Progress Avenue.
The city's Development Review Committee approved the Site Development Plan, which was designed by KPM Franklin. According to the plan, there will be three 10,640 square foot one-story office buildings facing Progress Lane and three 12,000 square foot warehouse structures behind them. La Rosa was informed by the DRC that he may move on with site development if he complied with the guidelines in the staff report.