The unique condo and townhome community in Burns Square officially breaks ground

Sarasota, Florida – April 12, 2016 – Thursday, April 7 marked the official groundbreaking ceremony for Orange Club Boutique Condos and Townhomes in Sarasota’s historic Burns Square neighborhood.

Orange Club, being developed by Toronto, Canada-based builder VANDYK group of companies, is a contemporary urban community of only 15 condos and 9 townhomes, designed by award-winning architectural firm DSDG.

Purchasers, city officials, VANDYK staff members and consultants attended the ceremony held on site on April 7, which was catered by Cortez’ Seafood Shack. VANDYK’s President & CEO, John C. Vandyk, shared a few words about the project at the event.

“This is a very exciting time for VANDYK as we break ground on our second Sarasota development,” says John C. Vandyk, President & CEO of VANDYK group of companies. “The event was a tremendous success and I think everyone is pleased with the sheer quality and overall design of the project.”

Located at 635 S. Orange Avenue, Orange Club offers a prime location, luxurious features and attractive price points for those looking to live in the downtown core.

Condos start from the $590’s and range from 1,105-1,559 sq.ft. with five unique suite styles buyers can choose from. One reserved and covered parking spot is included with each suite and all condominium residences have private balconies. The ground level of the condo building will feature boutique retail space that will enhance the streetscape of Burns Square.

Townhomes start from $1.1M and all are 2,300 sq.ft. and three floors. Each townhome includes a spacious two car garage with an individual in-suite elevator, providing easy access to all floors including the 600 sq.ft. private roof deck.

VANDYK's Orange Club Breaks Ground

“The Burns Square area is very historical so we didn’t want to dominate it with a large, overbearing project,” says Albert Luper, VANDYK’s Regional VP of Florida Division. “With regard to its materials, means and methods, the components of construction are modern and innovative but the architectural treatment is softened by the age of the community.”

Residents can also enjoy the resort-like feel of the tranquil pool and sun lounge oasis as well as the many nearby amenities of Burns Square with its arts, culture and boutique shops just steps away. Some residents will appreciate that Orange Club is a pet friendly community.

VANDYK is aiming to complete construction in the spring of 2017. “We’re anticipating a 14 month build schedule so that would mean we would have occupancy in May/June of 2017,” says Luper. The project is currently 50% sold.

Those interested in Orange Club are asked to visit VANDYK’s New Home Store, located at 1533 Dolphin Street in downtown Sarasota. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, Saturday from 12pm to 4pm and Sundays by appointment only. For more information, visit or call 941.806.7324 to speak to a VANDYK Sales Representative.

VANDYK's Orange Club Breaks Ground

The components of construction are modern and innovative but the architectural treatment is softened by the age of the community.