Plans have been submitted to Salford City Council for the demolition of Salford Market and construction of three new retail units at Salford Shopping City.
One of the units is a 15,900 sq ft supermarket to be occupied by Aldi.
Two further 5,000 sq ft non-food units have not been pre-let.
The developer of the site is Salford Estates, owner of Salford Shopping City.
The development would include improvements to pedestrianised areas.
A statement in support of the application by GVA states: "The existing temporary car park area of the site will be developed to provide a new food retail unit, and associated parking and landscaping for the entire development.
"The proposal seeks to deliver a positive use of a prominent brownfield site within the town centre and will assist in the wider regeneration of Pendleton Town Centre,delivering economic regeneration and jobs."
Market Way will become fully pedestrianised as part of the new development to strengthen links between the application site and Salford Shopping City.
The scheme would include 117 parking spaces.