Detailed proposals for a redevelopment of part of Gloucester have been put on public display.
The Greyfriars development would include 70 houses, about 200 flats and three villas on six acres of land.
Chris Oldershaw, from the Heritage Urban Regeneration Company, said he hoped some of the old Gloucestershire College building could be retained.
He said the planning application would be submitted just before Christmas.
Some residents had previously criticised plans to demolish some of the original college building.
Mr Oldershaw said: "The developers are aiming to try to retain some elements from the facade.
"I think certainly the main entrance, the doors and the surroundings will be incorporated into one of the villa blocks."
The plans were on show at the Eastgate Shopping Centre on Saturday.