The old mart site in the city is up for sale with a guide price of €5 million.
The 14-acre site has frontage onto New Road, Barrack Street and the Castlecomer Road.
Under the current city development plan which runs until next year, the land was zoned for ‘general development’.
An attempt by Citymart Properties to get permission in 2009 for a mixed scheme was blocked by Kilkenny Borough Council and by An Bord Pleanala.
The board was concerned the development would damage the vitality and viability of the city centre retail core.
The site is on the market with Sherry Fitzgerald McCreery.