The plans were received by Wrexham Council on Tuesday for the erection of 92 dwellings to comprise a mix of houses and flats.
The last of the old high rise flat blocks was demolished earlier this year after Wrexham Council decided it could not afford to spend £17.5 million on a facelift to the buildings.
Wales and West Housing Association is the group behind the application which also includes plans for the creation of a Community Resource Centre and the building of vehicle and pedestrian access points.
The site was formerly home to 181 flats and maisonettes, but due to modern design constraints the amount of dwellings planned for the new site is half that.
However, the group also has plans to build a further 57 dwellings on the neighbouring Rivulet Road.
Wales and West has already held an open meeting for potential tenants of the new dwellings including former residents of the Hightown flats.
Back in September Wrexham Council officials said that they were expecting builders to be on site within the next six months.
The planning application in full can be found here http://planning.wrexham.gov.uk/Planning/lg/plansearch.page?org.apache.shale.dialog.DIALOG_NAME=gfplanningsearch&Param=lg.Planning&SDate1From=fw&SDate1To=fw+7