Plans have been lodged with An Bord Pleanala by Ballymount Properites Ltd for permission to build 241 houses, a retail area, cafe, childcare facility at the former Magee Barracks site in Kildare town.
This is part of the consultation process under new planning laws brought in earlier this year.
The plan was lodged for the development on the Dublin Road on September 1, 2017.
It also pedestrian and cycle paths and all associated site and infrastructural works.
A decision is due on 13 November, 2017
Since July, planning applications for housing developments of more than 100 home and 200 student bed spaces can be made directly to An Bord Pleanála under the strategic housing development consultation.