Plans for a new £11 million block of apartments in the shadow of The Cube are expected to be given the go ahead this week.
The vacant plot, on the corner of Washington Street and Ridley Street, will house 65 flats in a six-storey, L-shaped building along with 15 parking spaces and storage for bikes.
The original submission was for 71 apartments but the studio element has been removed so this new project would have 46 one-bedroom and 19 two-bedroom flats.
A previously consented project dating back to 2006 would have seen 49 apartments built on the plot but this never came to fruition.
City council officers have recommended the project is approved by councillors when its planning committee meets on Thursday.
Seven Capital, the developer and investor behind 'Ridley House' and several other projects in the city, is also expecting to receive the green light for another of its residential schemes this week - Granville Lofts on the corner of nearby Granville Street and Holliday Street.
The site is in close proximity to several other residential schemes in the pipeline which have come forward in recent months.
In July, the Post reported on the long-running bid to redevelop the headquarters of Girlguiding Birmingham, in Holloway Head, into 487 apartments - a project dating back 25 years.
In neighbouring Gough Street, London-based investor Romiga is seeking permission to demolish the former home of Eddie's rock club to build 73 flats and Kensington House is set to open as a new student block next month.
Land behind the O2 Academy could also be housing 304 apartments - a decade after permission was first granted for a phased redevelopment of the run-down plots behind the popular entertainment venue.
Pictures: CGIs of Seven Capital's St George's Urban Village development