CB9 pushed through the vote after police removed activist Alicia Boyd from Tuesday's meeting.
Groups are calling for a rezoning process that includes affordable housing and union jobs.
Movement to Protect the People and its leader Alicia Boyd have effectively shut down Brooklyn's CB9.
Members of seven local groups called on the city to stop construction of Extell's new luxury tower.
Brooklyn's CB8 approved a rezoning resolution to increase density and building heights on Thursday.
The plan would allow developers to build taller in exchange for creating more affordable housing.
The controversial letter meant to start a rezoning study has been held up for months by Brooklyn's CB9.
The city proposal aims to make it easier for developers to build affordable units, the plan says.
Activist Alicia Boyd shouted down members of Brooklyn Community Board 9's land use committee on Monday.
The council added a block of West 15th Street to a special zoning district.
The study will look at opportunities for more residential construction, particularly affordable housing.
One board member plans to bring a vote Tuesday on a draft that includes a six-story height restriction.
There are more than a dozen major construction projects underway or planned for the area.
Residential buildings are trying to weather another possible hurricane with new flood-proofing tactics.
Critics of a plan to study rezoning on and near Empire Blvd. mistakenly thought the vote went their way.
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