DHA submitted a development application to the City of Fremantle last week to build 166 apartments on the 4754sq m site purchased in 2014.
The plans are set to include more than 1300sq m of commercial space, landscaped courtyards and public open space, underground parking and bicycle bays.
DHA managing director Peter Howman said the development would have three separate buildings, a seven story building facing Queen Victoria Street and two smaller four-storey ones facing Quarry Street.
�DHA has a strong commitment to Fremantle and the future of its northern gateway, including this site,� he said.
�This project is a tremendous opportunity to build upon the already established community in the Arts Centre precinct by creating more high-quality accommodation and office and retail spaces as well as creating a focal area in public open space.�
Mr Howman said they would engage with residents and businesses in the immediate area before and during construction.
The development is set to have a mix of studio, one, two and three bedroom options, and while some would be set aside for defence members, the rest would be available for the public to purchase.
DHA will host an information display at Kings Square from 3-6pm on September 4.