House built in wrong place costs city of Huntsville $60,000 in settlement
The lawsuit stemming from a house in Huntsville being built outside city zoning codes has reached settlement with payments made to the complaining neighbor.
Richard and Betty Chesnut first raised the issue of the house at 1100 Locust Avenue being built too close to the road and out of step with surrounding homes in 2013. The Chesnuts' complaints were rebuffed at every level until the Alabama Supreme Court ruled in their favor in January, overturning the decisions by lower courts.
The city of Huntsville paid the Chesnuts $60,000 to settle the claim while builder Denton Niemitz Realty LLC... read more