Youth Group Home Gets Approval in Richmond Heights
RICHMOND HEIGHTS (AP) - The Boys Hope Girls Hope home that was rejected by the St. Louis County town of Brentwood has found a new location - Richmond Heights.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/QuvCxf ) reports that the Richmond Heights City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a site and development plan for two residences. One will house 10 girls, and one will house 10 boys, plus live-in staff.
Residents ages 10 to 18 and come from disadvantaged backgrounds and difficult circumstances. They are chosen partly because of their academic commitment and desire to be good citizens.
The nonprofit, which has worked in the region for nearly four decades, lost out on its hope to build in Brentwood in September. Opponents worried about traffic and noise and said the project would lower property values.