Plans to demolish a Dundee pub and replace it with nine flats and new shops have been approved by city planners.
Rock Developments (Dundee) Ltd had applied for permission to knock down The Rock Bar in Menzieshill in October.
A plan submitted by local architect Jon Frullani on behalf of the firm proposed replacing the Dickson Avenue pub with nine flats and four retail units.
Council officers have now given the proposal the green light and the demolition is expected to begin next year.
A spokesman for the firm, run by Monifieth property developer Kenneth Nicoll, said: “We are delighted to help play a part in the regeneration of Menzieshill.
“The pub will continue to stay open for the rest of the year and we hope to start work in early 2020.”
In addition, Mr Frullani said work would now begin on securing building warrants to proceed with the demolition.
Discussions are also expected to begin to bring Spar, which currently operates out of a unit marked for demolition nearby, into the new complex.
A statement, which was included with the application, said the new development would compliment the ongoing work on the new Menzieshill Community Centre nearby.
The statement said: “In time the new retail units will replace the existing retail units in Menzieshill… which are largely no longer fit for purpose.”
The council’s planning department agreed to allow the plan to proceed despite not complying with the area’s local development plan, concluding that the proposal would “contribute to a wider regeneration of the surrounding area”.
Planning was approved subject to conditions, with Rock Developments required to undertake a number of surveys related to the site before construction can begin.