The Friarsgate shopping development has been granted planning permission.
The redevelopment of Lichfield city centre was unanimously backed by councillors.
The project will see new retail units, a multi-screen cinema, a gym, a new bus station, 500 new parking spaces and 93 residential properties.
Cllr Mike Wilcox, Leader of Lichfield District Council, said: “I’m delighted that our planning committee unanimously approved the Friarsgate scheme, which is set to bring new shops, restaurants and hundreds of jobs to the city.
“The scheme will also deliver a gym and cinema, which we know local families and young people have been keen to see developed in Lichfield for many years.
“We will be working closely with developers U&I and our city partners over the coming months to help ensure the new development enhances Lichfield overall and delivers footfall and growth to all areas of our city.”
It is estimated that Friarsgate will boost shopping turnover from £55million to £107million by 2022.
Richard Upton, Deputy CEO of U+I said: “We are delighted that our planning application has been accepted and we can begin the work of turning our vision for Friarsgate into a reality.
“Following extensive public consultation last summer, when we spoke to hundreds of residents, partners and local businesses, we know we have a project that has the support and goodwill of the community.
“We are passionate about building mixed-use, sustainable communities and this project will transform the centre of Lichfield, bringing jobs and growth to the area in the process.”