Hartford Business Journal

September 5, 2016

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G R E AT E R H A R T F O R D ' S B U S I N E S S N E W S w w w. H a r t f o rd B u s i n e s s . c o m For more B2B news visit SEPTEMBER 5, 2016 Volume 24, Number 40 $3.00 Subscribe online JOIN US! 'BLACK TIE & BLUE JEANS' ANNIVERSARY EVENT WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016 CT CONVENTION CENTER | HARTFORD 20th ANNIVERSARY 19 9 7-2 0 1 6 FOCUS: REAL ESTATE/ ARCHITECTS Innovative Office Spaces In an effort to discover some of the region's most innovative office spaces, Hartford Business Journal asked Greater Hartford companies to submit photos and explanations of atypical workspaces. Check out who made the cut. PG. 8 Index ■ Week in Review: PG. 6 ■ The List: PGs. 14, 16 ■ Deal Watch: PG. 18 ■ Movers & Shakers: PG. 24 ■ Corporate Profile: PG. 26 ■ Opinion & Commentary: PG. 28 Nonprofit Madness During next year's NCAA basketball tournament as many as 64 Hartford County nonprofits will compete for donations in an online bracket-style competition organized by Indianapolis-based Brackets for Good, which says it has helped raise $2.7 million for charitable organizations in several states since 2012. PG. 3 Building Bioscience A N H B J S E R I E S O N C T ' S B I O S C I E N C E S E C T O R Cardiac Care Dr. Bruce Liang has dual roles: He's dean of UConn's medical school and founder of a bioscience startup looking to help heart-failure patients live longer. H B J P H O T O | J O H N S T E A R N S T he summer installment of HBJ's series on Connecticut's bioscience industry wraps up this week with a look at Cornovus Phar- maceuticals, which is developing a synthetic molecule that could help prevent heart muscles from dying. The company has successfully raised $3.5 million as it tests its therapeutic remedy on mice. Read more on PG. 20 Cornovus Pharmaceuticals eyes heart-failure remedy City's new zoning regs create a 'high opportunity' for development By Gregory Seay gseay@HartfordBusiness.com T he city of Hartford since the start of this year has been using a revised template to assess and approve zoning and land-use applications, a format that could hasten development citywide, city officials, develop - ers and land-use professionals say. Among the biggest changes is the city's reworking of its parking-space requirements for all new development downtown and other city quadrants to de- emphasize automobiles in favor of mass-transit options, walking and bicycling. Another is more flexibil- ity in the way the city reviews and approves land-use applications, allowing city planning staff to sign off on certain development proposals without waiting for the Continued on page 22 P H O T O | C O N T R I B U T E D Hog River Brewing's Hartford tap room was approved under new land-use rules.

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