A shortlist of ideas to develop the former Greyfriars bus station site in Northampton are likely to be announced by the end of the year, Northampton Borough Council has announced.
The original deadline for expressions of interest in the site was October 9, but due to the high number of enquiries, this was extended to this Friday (November 6).
Developers have been invited to put forward their suggestions for what they believe will work on the site, and three or four of these proposals will be shortlisted.
The shortlist is expected to be announced in late December or early January, with final submissions expected by the end of February 2016. A developer will be appointed by May 2016.
The council said there had been more than 100 requests for a copy of the site brochure.
Councillor Tim Hadland, borough council cabinet member for regeneration, enterprise and planning, said: “This is a prime site in Northampton town centre, and a very rare opportunity for developers.
“I’m not surprised it has generated so much interest, we now need to make sure that whichever proposals are shortlisted will be of most benefit to the town.
“We have already taken some bold measures to boost the town centre’s fortunes – including increased free parking and our Business Incentive Scheme – and regeneration of the Greyfriars site is another key milestone.”