A variance was needed because a 1986 ordinance requires a 100-foot frontage on the road, and the property now has only a a 35-foot frontage.
Miller said he was seeking the variance because he had lived on the property for 55 years with the existing 35-foot frontage.
Dominick Falini, a resident and also a member of the township Planning
Commission, said he would oppose granting the variance if more than one house were to be built on the 13.9-acre parcel. Thomas said he planned to build only one house but did not want to restrict future development of the property, which is zoned for residential use with a minimum 2 acres per house.
The zoning board granted the variance under the condition that Miller and Thomas complete an agreement of sale reached in March and that all improvements conform to the zoning ordinance.
All three members of the Zoning Hearing Board - Chairman Mark Kaptur and members Jack Tingle and George Wickersham - voted to grant the variance.
Fourteen residents attended the one-hour meeting. Falini was the only resident to object to the variance.