Detroit — The city of Detroit is pitching a multi-phase plan to bring an influx of new affordable and infill housing units, green space and other amenities to its Corktown neighborhood.

The vision was crafted by Detroit’s Housing and Revitalization Department as part of a plan to compete for $30 million in federal grant funding. It will require Detroit City Council’s approval on a series of land transfers to reinvigorate distressed properties and vacant land in the community.

The proposal was sent Tuesday to a City Council subcommittee for review and, under Detroit’s City Charter, must be approved by council members before it can advance, said Julie Schneider, deputy director of the Housing & Revitalization Department.

If approved, Detroit’s housing department will make its bid for a