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
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