Pulse Planning Illinois R2 Cos. is planning to re-develop the former Pickens-Kane Moving & Storage Building into high-tech office space. The six-story, 285,000-sq-ft building is located at 909 W. Bliss St., which is on Goose Island. Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture Ltd. is the project designer. The project is valued at $40 million. R2 Cos., Attn: Matt Garrison, Managing Principal, 1130 W. Monroe St., Chicago, 60607. DR#15-00458781. New York TZ Vista LLC is planning to build TZ Vista, a residential project at 55 Gedney St. in Nyack. It will encompass three six-story buildings containing up to 120 units, with underground parking. DCAK–MSA
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.