Plans for Wodonga's CBD West development site have been revealed for the first time, dubbed "The Quarter Wodonga".
Criterion Property Group, which has purchased the former swimming pool, police station and court house land for $3.55 million, has lodged stage-one plans to Wodonga Council.
They involve a building fronting Elgin Boulevard with retail at ground level, 1200 square metres of office space on a second level, and two levels of residential apartments.
CPG founder John Mooney said 16 months of work had led to a permit application being launched on Thursday, with a two-month delay due to COVID-19.
"The northern building is our first priority, and we launched a website on Tuesday," he said.
"We've softly launched it, because it is still subject to council approval.
"People can go to the website and get a taste for what the project is; we want to create a genuine live, work, play lifestyle."
The existing Elgin Boulevard car park will remain, with plans for an additional 130-space basement carpark underneath the adjacent building.
"We want to add amenity for Wodonga residents and the business community, and we want to attract new businesses, be it corporate or government," Mr Mooney said.
"We've put a lot of work into providing external amenity; we will have green spaces.
"We have a concept we're looking at for the retail corner; we would like it to act as a showcase for regional produce in the area.
"We see a desire line coming off Junction and want to complement it."
Criterion is a Sydney-based property group founded by Mr Mooney in 1998, and its closest project is in Bendigo, where a fuel station and residential housing is proposed.
Criterion signed a heads of agreement in October last year, and the group's offer was agreed to in December after a bid from Melbourne developer RESCOM.
Mr Mooney said he was confident in the project, with "a number of organisations" expressing interest in the office building.
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"We really like the name; it is a Cambridge dictionary term for an area of a town where a particular group of people live or work," he said.
"Immediate feedback we're getting is very positive. With COVID-19, the tree change is definitely on."
The website is www.thequarterwodonga.com.au.