Kerry County Council has rejected plans for the demolition of a former Spar store in Tralee.
The developer has appealed this rejection to An Bord Pleanála.
The supermarket went into disuse following a fire a number of years ago.
The proposed project was to use the location in Monavalley, Tralee to build a residential block consisting of twelve apartments.
A decision on this appeal is due to be made by the 28th of March next.