A new apartment development at the former home of Eddie's rock club near The Mailbox can now go ahead after city planners backed the project.
But the argument over parking continues after the scheme by London-based property group Romiga came in for criticism because of its "woefully inadequate" parking provision.
The company lodged plans earlier this year to knock down the former Birmingham United Services Club (BUSC) at 10 Gough Street and build 73 new flats and space for 18 cars and 75 bikes.
The plans have since been revised to provide 17 parking spaces, or 23 per cent provision, and 76 bike spaces.
Speaking at the latest meeting of Birmingham City Council's planning committee, Coun Gareth Moore (Con Erdington) said: "The 23 per cent spaces for 73 flats is woefully inadequate."
But he was the only planning committee member to oppose the development as it was voted through by four votes to one, with two abstentions.
Council officials also dismissed fears over pressure on school places as one- and two-bedroom flats do not generally attract families.
Coun Moore has been an outspoken critic in recent weeks over parking provision for new apartment developments in Birmingham.
He said in August he "enjoyed flogging dead horses" as Seven Capital's plans for 112 flats and 51 parking spaces on the corner of Granville Street and Holliday Street were approved.
And in July he told committee members that "Birmingham is not Beijing" as another Seven Capital project - the regeneration of the Kettleworks in the Jewellery Quarter - was handed in the green light.
Romiga, which has recently lodged plans for another residential development in the Jewellery Quarter, is working with Digbeth-based architecture firm D5 on the BUSC project.
The building in Gough Street would reach up to 11 storeys and contain 43 one-bedroom and 30 two-bedroom units.
The site was most recently used as Eddie's rock club, which relocated there after a fire destroyed its former premises in John Bright Street in 2006, but last year the venue closed so it moved across town to Tunnel Club in the Jewellery Quarter.
Other projects in the vicinity include Kensington House, on the corner of Gough Street and Suffolk Street Queensway, which has just opened as a new 132-bedroom student accommodation block and Panther Securities' long-running mission to regenerate a run-down site at 49-51 Holloway Head with 487 flats.
Land at 121 Suffolk Street Queensway has planning permission until April 2017 for a 25-storey building with a 257-bedroom hotel and a nine-storey tower containing 144 apart-hotel rooms.