Planners are considering further information submitted by the developer of proposed apartments in Tralee.
It is understood the apartments may be used for social housing by the Peter McVerry Trust if granted permission.
Coralside 2 Limited is seeking permission to change the use of the ground floor offices in the building on Park Lane to five one-bed apartments.
It is also seeking to provide 14 apartments on the first, second and third floors comprising 11 one-bed units, one two-bed unit and two three-bed units.
The Peter McVerry Trust says it is supportive of the application and is actively engaged with the developer with regards to securing the units for social housing on a long-term lease basis.
The trust says the units are intended to form a core part of its social housing delivery in Kerry, adding that if the development is given the green light all tenants will receive all necessary supports.
Following a request from the council, the developer recently submitted further information on the proposal.
Local residents have raised concerns about parking, refuse storage and existing pressure on the sewage system in the area.
They also claim the proposal represents over-development, is contravention of the proper sustainable planning and development of the area and would be detrimental to the amenities of existing residents.
A decision is due from planners by April 25th.