Plans have been submitted to turn the site of the demolished Grand Hotel next to the Lincoln train station into a 46-space car park.
Lincolnshire Co-operative believes more car parking will increase the footfall in the area, which is adjacent to the site of the approved Lindongate development.
Subject to planning permission, it is hoped the car park will be open by late summer or September time. The site would also need landscaping.
Lincolnshire Co-operative spokesperson Emma Snedden said: “We have applied for planning permission to turn the site of the former Grand Hotel into a 46 space shoppers car park.
“Through our agents Banks Long & Co, we are also working to progress the Lindongate scheme and are in talks with a prospective developer.”
The car park will have a range of short and long stay options, mainly geared towards shoppers.
The St Mary’s Street NCP car park, which near the proposed car park, currently charges up to £6 for 24 hours parking.