A seven-story apartment complex will be built at six Lyon Street North if given the okay from council next week.
The proposal, which aims to build 60 new apartments, will go before councilors on Wednesday.
Ballarat mayor Daniel Moloney says concerns have been raised around height and density, however there has been really positive feedback as well.
"It's one of the first bigger scale tests of our infill policy, it will be interesting to see how it goes," he said.
Image: An artist's impression of what the apartment complex could look like from Lyons Street North. Picture: City of Ballarat