A developer is seeking to further explain a proposal to turn a former care home into student living.
Unity Property Group wants to create 53 rooms at Park View, in St Botolph's Crescent, Lincoln.
But householders fear noise and traffic congestion.
However, Simon Grace, a partner in Unity, said the proposal offers the best possible use for the site.
"The building is only suited to residential living and if it were a block of apartments there would be an increase in traffic and no control over who was living there," he said.
"The development will breath life into a redundant building and will prevent the building from falling into disrepair, not to mention enable removal of those unsightly shutters.
"We are local people, and therefore care about the city and its residents.
"Our business is creating local jobs and this site will help local businesses with the increased foot traffic locally.
"We understand the concern that traffic may be increased, however, we feel that the cars in the area will actually be significantly less than when it was run as a nursing home with the flow of visitors and staff.
"We will be providing bike racks for the students to cycle to the university."