The concourse building at Dundee Railway Station could be in line for a £14m redevelopment, including provision of a hotel, if councillors back the move.
A funding package including £8.6m from Dundee City Council, £2m from European Regional Development Grant and £1m from the Scottish Government will be put together to create the new station building.
Ken Guild leader of Dundee City Council said: "The weight restricted bridges in front of Dundee Station are due to be replaced as part of the Central Waterfront work, which will create a new public square and attractive arrival space outside the station.
"This work provides a perfect opportunity to cost-effectively tackle the station concourse itself within the same timescale, because doing nothing is simply not an option.
"We have already spoken with local architects Nicol Russell Studios who have created a sweeping crescent-shaped five-storey design, which has an imposing double-height ground floor. The design has also taken account of the proposed V&A at Dundee building to the south and the proposed Malmaison Hotel to the north east.
"I believe it will be the fitting arrival point for visitors that we need to properly complement the V&A building and its magnificent setting."
A report to the council's policy and resources committee which meets on Monday evening says that £11.68m of the funding has been secured or is identified, with the remaining £2.23m being sought from Network Rail.
It reveals that Network Rail is supportive of the project and discussions are going on with them to explore ways they can help.
Councillors will be asked to back the outline proposals for a redeveloped station concourse building and remit the Director of City Development to prepare detailed design proposals and costs and to seek tenders for the staged implementation of the redevelopment.