Designed by Tim Groom Architects, the scheme would see the creation of 165 homes on Worrall Street in Ordsall.
Salford City Council has recommended its planning committee approves Primus Property Group’s £36m plan when it meets next week.
Officers said the project would make “a positive contribution to the regeneration of the Ordsall Riverside area”.
The site was previously earmarked for a 232-home scheme by Forshaw Land & Property. Plans for that project were approved in 2017 but withdrawn the following year.
Landowner Latitude then sold the site to Primus, paving the way for the latest proposals to come forward.
Primus’s scheme features 153 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and 11 two- and three-bedroom townhouses.
Industrial buildings on the site, previously occupied by J and JM Worrall’s Dye Works, would be demolished under the developer’s proposals.
The site, located close to the Manchester Ship Canal, is bound to the south by Worrall Street and straddles Dyer Street to the east. To the north of the site, electrical manufacturer Selectric is developing the 196-apartment Merchant’s Wharf.
Euan Kellie Property Solutions is the planning consultant for Primus’ scheme and Layer.studio is the landscape architect.
GIA, Renaissance, Hann Tucker, Wardell Armstrong, SCP, and Tim Claxton Property are also instructed.