For years the old Strathclyde force planned to shift its HQ from crumbling Pitt Street to a state-of-the-art facility close to the Commonwealth Games village.
Now, following last year's merger, the new Scottish Police Authority will decide whether to go ahead with the scheme, designed to save millions of pounds.
The new force base in the East End is also a key element of regeneration ambitions for the area, which, since the financial crash, has struggled to attract private investment.
Police chiefs argue the HQ would act as an anchor for regeneration in the area.
Deputy Chief Constable Neil Richardson, in a paper published tomorrow, says: "There are specific regeneration benefits which will be achieved by Police Scotland relocating to Dalmarnock.
"The opening of an operational police facility, which will bring 1000 members of staff to the location.
"Clyde Gateway has confirmed that the relocation is a key enabler to further regeneration and is having a direct influence on the investment decisions of potential developers."
Police insiders stress the new Dalmarnock building, if approved, would not be the HQ of the entire Police Scotland.
Chief Constable Sir Steve House is currently based at Tulliallan in Fife.
The business case for the new East End station is based on a £16m grant already put on the table by the Scottish Government, so the force does not have to come up with the capital cost of building the new HQ, which, if the plan is approved, it would rent for just £100 a year.
Police bosses argue that it would cost far more to stay in Pitt Street than flit to Dalmarnock.
Staying at the current HQ, they say, would cost the force £16.2m by 2025 in capital expenditure.