Chattanooga Housing Authority officials said Thursday they are planning a "top to bottom" renovation of the Dogwood Manor on the West Side.
It will include replacing windows at the 18-story elderly facility as well as numerous other updates.
Planning for the project is set to take 6-9 months, then work may get underway about a year from now.
CHA officials said residents would have to vacate units were windows are being replaced. Residents would move offsite or to another unit at Dogwood Manor where the renovation has been completed.
CHA has been operating the facility for several years, and recently gained title from the city.
It was built by the Jaycees as one of two towers on the West Side.
CHA plans to operate all 136 units under the low-income public housing program.
CHA will seek HUD funding for the project along with other funds, including transferring some of its assets.