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.
Joseph Slifka Park's owner is violating a deal with the city by keeping it closed, officials said.
New York Comedy Club's new owners must address longtime concerns, Community Board 6 members said.
The Dept. of City Planning hosted a meeting to discuss Red Hook's transportation troubles on Tuesday.
Corporations take advantage of a disconnect between city agencies, community board members say.
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