A derelict former bus depot close to the city’s waterfront could be transformed into apartments and shops.
Plans to build a new complex next to the site of the former Strathtay service depot at the foot of Trades Lane have been submitted to the council planning department.
If approved, as many as 28 flats and three retail units could be created on the six-storey building.
Twenty five of the flats will be situated across the first five storeys, with three, three-bed-room penthouse apartments being built on the top floor.
The proposals have been submitted by A B Roger & Young Ltd architects in Brechin.
The developers believe, if approved, the complex could aid in the regeneration of the city’s waterfront and remove the “eyesore” building which currently stands on the site.
Because of the neighbouring buildings, namely Unicorn house and the DP&L building, the development will be brought to the road’s edge.
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In addition, the height of the proposed complex will match its neighbours, with the dome parapet of Unicorn house still being the highest point on the immediate skyline.
In a design statement, the company said: “The aim of the proposal was to combine three retail units on the ground floor with 28 flats featuring high quality open plan living on the six floors above.
“The appearance and scale of the building on to South Marketgait has been the main focus of the design with Unicorn house to the south west and the DP&L building to the north east.
“The height of the proposed building lines through with the parapet height of Unicorn house which then has a corner turret and pitched roof above the parapet.
“In order to continue the street pattern the proposed building has been pulled forward on the site, right to the edge of the pavement with the retail units echoing those of Unicorn House.
“Our proposal aims to deliver a high quality modern development within the vibrant context of Dundee city centre that establishes a positive relationship with the surrounding context and brings a new active use to the site which will remove an abandoned eyesore and continue with the regeneration of Dundee.”