A convenience store is set to be demolished to make way for a new cafe at St George's Square.
A development application has been lodged with the City of Launceston council to demolish the store and rebuild a multi-purpose dwelling. A cafe would be built on the ground level, with a one-bedroom unit above.
The project is expected to cost about $550,000.
The development application said an operator for the cafe had not yet been secured.
"However, it is intended to provide a breakfast and lunch service and is not intended to be licensed," it said.
"The hours of operation are intended to be 7am to 3pm on Monday to Friday and 8am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday."
The application said the closest example to the proposed cafe, is Cuccina.
It is expected about six people would be employed in the cafe.
A similar development application was submitted in 2018, but was withdrawn.
In the new application the cafe's floor area has reduced about 29 square metres, a single-car garage has been included and the western-side boundary wall now provides a set back of more than 3.13 metres.
"The application demonstrates [the] proposed cafe is capable of being adequately serviced by existing road infrastructure and on-street parking in the surrounding area," the application said.
"The proposed uses are permitted in the zone and therefore are deemed to be consistent with the zone purpose."
A noise assessment recommends the inclusion of a 2.1-metre noise barrier fence along the northern side boundary to minimise the impact of cafe patrons on background noise levels. The barrier is included on the plans.
"It is considered that noise generated by the proposed use will not unreasonably impact the amenity of nearby sensitive uses," the application said.
"The proposal involves a redevelopment of the site that will enhance an existing active road frontage … and provide for improved residential accommodation in the form of a first-floor apartment."
The application is open for comment until March 14.
The proposal involves a redevelopment of the site that will enhance an existing active road frontage.