By Tracy Clemons
BRENTWOOD, Mo. (KSDK) - One area of Brentwood is opposed to a proposed group home.
The home would house up to 20 young people needing 24 hour supervision.
His Brentwood property is proposed to be a group home, but not the kind we usually hear about.
"They're good kids in bad situations. What Boys Hope Girls Hope does is level the playing field, surround them with a community of support alongside their guardian," said Brian Hipp.
Hipp is with Boys Hope Girls Hope and says they have a similar home for girls in Kirkwood, and one for boys in Town and Country. This one would house 10 boys and 10 girls between the ages of 10 and 14 in separate buildings.
"For those 20 kids living there, I just don't think that place in Brentwood would be the best location," said an unidentified woman.
Most of the people NewsChannel 5's Tracy Clemons talked to on the street say they don't really know what's going to be happening on the property. There are lots of unanswered questions and concerns, and they're hoping boys hope girls hope will address those so they can know where they stand.
"I just got off the phone with my mom about it, and she says as long as their property is kept up as well as their neighbors' property is kept up, why not?" said Camille Pudlowski.
We took residents' concerns to Hipp.
"Concern about property value is certainly legitimate. We're in the process of doing some research with regard to property values in the Kirkwood area around our home," he said.
And there was one concern about crime.
"If a young person would engage in any illegal activity, or not function at school, not succeed academically, not put for the effort they would lose their scholarship and no longer be a part of the program," said Hipp.
There will be an informational neighborhood meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene School on South Brentwood Boulevard.