Developers are seeking to turn the 61-year-old Downsman in Hangleton Way, Hove, into 10 terraced houses and a block of 23 flats including a community space on the ground floor.
The pub, which sits within a one-acre site, closed three years ago and was designated an asset of community value in July 2015.
The plans – put forward by the Southern Housing Group, Perth Securities, Colin Thomas and John Bacon – will be considered at a Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee meeting on 11 October.
So far, the council has received one letter of objection that states too many properties are being squeezed into the area and will result in a detrimental increase in traffic and put pressure on existing amenities such as schools and doctors.
Last year, Brighton locals were outraged when the Dyke Pub & Kitchen, Dyke Road, was turned into a furniture shop overnight.