PLANS for more luxury flats, restaurants and bars just off Huddersfield ring road have been submitted to Kirklees Council.
Two applications for outline planning permission have been submitted for the former Daval furniture shop and Huddersfield Technical College annexe, in Colne Road, in a scheme costing up to £10m.
The proposed developments are either side of the footbridge leading off Colne Road at its junction with Queen Street South.
The plans have been submitted by Honley men Graham Oddy and David Bodsworth.
Mr Oddy said: " I took over the old Technical College premises some time ago with the intention of extending my business.
"Then I found out that Kirklees Council wants this to be a regeneration area, so I came up with a plan which fitted in with what they wanted the area to look like."
His application is for a ground-floor restaurant and four shops with 21 flats in the three storeys above.
The other building, which was used by Daval Furniture for many years, would become very similar.
It includes 33 flats on the upper floors, ranging from £125,000 to £200,000, and offices and a shop on the ground floor.
Both applications include room for parking.
If the plans are passed Mr Oddy said he hoped building work could start within 12 months.
Kirklees's senior planning officer, Bob Edinburgh, said the council has produced a document, Guidelines for Regeneration for Firth Street and part of Colne Road.
"The significant factor in the regeneration of this area is that the council is encouraging residential use as it leads towards regeneration," he said.
"It is a change from what the council expected to happen in this area when the earlier Unitary Development Plan was published.
"It expected it to be a core industrial area, close to the site town centre," said Mr Edinburgh.
"But there has been a change in trends and interest is now focusing on housing use."
Progress has already been made in the area with student accommodation in Firth Street and on Snow Island and with the private luxury flats in Priestroyd Mill, in Firth Street.