Providence committee OKs revised rezoning for former St. Joseph’s Hospital

JA PROPOSAL FROM former Providence Mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr. to rezone a slew of properties in the city's Elmwood neighborhood, including the former St. Joseph's Hospital, won approval from the city Ordinance Committee on April 12. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – The long-vacant St. Joseph’s Hospital and surrounding Elmwood neighborhood are poised for a facelift with the city Ordinance Committee’s blessing Monday on a requested rezoning. The unanimous 5-0 vote allows former Providence Mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr. to advance his proposal to turn the hospital into a K-8 school, which he is donating…

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