Springfield Properties PLC have submitted a planning application to redevelop an area of land beside the former Interfloor factory in Edinburgh Road with 64 affordable homes and community open space.
If successful, the homes would be managed by a registered social landlord.
The site, which sits to the north of the former factory, was identified for development in Dumfries and Galloway Councils Local Development Plan.
A planning statement submitted as part of the application reads: Given its proximity to the vacant former rubber works the site, in its current undeveloped state, accentuates a derelict feel.
Utilising and enhancing the sites existing green infrastructure can assist in softening the impact of the development and can aid with its integration into the existing locale.
A pre-application report states that Springfield have had initial discussions with Cunninghame Housing Association who expressed an early interest in managing the site.