Ft. Worth to Pay Homeowner $62,500 for Demolishing Wrong House

By Jeff Smith
|  Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014  |  Updated 5:53 PM PDT
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The Fort Worth City Council has agreed to pay more than $62,000 to a homeowner whose house was mistakenly demolished last summer.

Jeff Smith, NBC 5

The Fort Worth City Council has agreed to pay more than $62,000 to a homeowner whose house was mistakenly demolished last summer.

The Fort Worth City Council has agreed to pay more than $62,000 to a homeowner whose house was mistakenly demolished last summer.

A city crew marked the wrong house for demolition last July. A contractor destroyed 9716 Watercress Drive -- when the crew should have demolished the house next door, 9708 Watercress Drive.

That vacant home was owned by David Underwood. Underwood and his attorney met with city attorneys last month in mediation and agreed to a $102,500 settlement.

On Tuesday, Fort Worth agreed to pay $62,500 to Underwood for the mistake. The remaining $40,000 will be paid by the contractor and the insurance company.

Underwood was not at Tuesday's council meeting.

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