A former Dundee College building has been flattened in order to make way for a new housing estate.
The site on Melrose Terrace will see the construction of 59 homes.
Diggers remain on the site but the college building has been reduced to rubble.
Maryfield councillor Georgia Cruickshank welcomed the new development in her ward.
She said: “The area is in much need of an uplift and I am sure the development will benefit, as well as bring a boost, to the local economy.
“The building was lying empty for a number of years and it was becoming an eyesore in the area.
“Now, with the project in place, people will be able to move into the area and really help towards economic generation.”
The site, now owned by Persimmon Homes, was put up for sale in 2010.
Dundee College has since focused efforts on its Kingsway and Gardyne campuses.
The plans include a road layout which sees the site split into northern and southern sections, which allows easy access onto Melrose Terrace, and open space to the southside of the site which offers “natural screening to the nearby industrial units”.
According to the private development company, the new homes will be designed to overlook streets and open spaces.
The developer has said the open space will provide a “high degree of natural surveillance” and give the “perception of a safe and welcoming environment incorporating well-integrated and usable landscape areas.
“Consequently walking, cycling and use of open public space is encouraged.”
Persimmon submitted a planning statement for two-bed terraced houses and four-bedroom detached houses and has agreed to take a flexible approach to the external finishes and design in accordance with local architectural design.
The Persimmon planning statement says: “Care will be taken to ensure appropriate design and finishes throughout, however the application site is not considered to be overly prominent in the context of the surrounding area and therefore the development as proposed would not appear overbearing or out of scale.
“It is considered the proposals represent an opportunity to develop the site for its housing which respects the character, appearance, scale and density of the surrounding locality.”