Gilbane Building Company Breaks Ground on New Mixed-Use Project in Sarasota

The much anticipated mixed-use Rosemary Square project brings multi-unit residential, office and fine arts to the area

Gilbane Building Company Rosemary SquareSarasota, FL – August 2015 – Gilbane Building Company, a global leader in construction services, joined developer Mark Kauffman and Partners, architect Jonathan Parks, and local officials to kick off the construction of Rosemary Square, a mixed-use project located along the Boulevard of Arts. The now vacant tract of land will become a vibrant area supporting the arts and creating a new hip urban lifestyle.

The project, located along the Boulevard of Arts, includes retail and commercial office space, 50 multi-unit residential condominium units, which 30 will be used for housing for the Sarasota Opera to house their artists, a boutique theater and fine arts. Located near core downtown amenities, the development will include a town square creating an outdoor focal point for residents, businesses and the public.

“Rosemary Square’s convenient location to downtown Sarasota supports the economic growth of the area and local neighborhoods,” stated Tim Hensey, Vice President Gilbane Building Company. “The timing is right for a project like this, and we are glad to be able to work with Mark Kauffman and Partners and Jonathan Parks on this substantial project.”

The project which is designed to complement the local neighborhoods in the downtown Sarasota area is anticipated be completed in summer of 2016.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit

Since 1972, Gilbane has been an industry leader in the state of Florida with a reputation for construction quality and client satisfaction. The company’s market expertise is focused on education, healthcare, and public facilities working with some of the area’s major organizations including FCCI, University of South Florida, St. Joseph Hospital, and School District of Sarasota County.