The opening of Paisley Park could be delayed after city tables rezoning decision

If you were planning to visit Paisley Park on Thursday, you might not be able to.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Update: A lot happened Tuesday that changes things a bit. Read the updated story here.

The original story about Monday night's decision is below.

If you were planning to visit Paisley Park on Thursday, you might not be able to.

The Chanhassen City Council voted 3-2 Monday to table making a decision on rezoning that would allow Prince's studio to become a museum, the Chanhassen Villager reports.

And this, according to the Star Tribune, is "certain to delay" the planned Oct. 6 opening of Paisley Park to the public.

Tickets for tours have already been sold, but it's not clear what will happen next. Bremer Trust – the group overseeing Prince's estate – hired Graceland Holdings Inc. turn Paisley Park into a museum, and MPR News reports Graceland's managing partner Joel Weinshanker declined to comment after the city council's vote Monday.

Paisley Park did send an email to ticket holders Monday night saying it would email them "very soon" with updates, according to a tweet from WCCO's Jason DeRusha.

Traffic a concern

Overall, the city officials and Chanhassen residents support Paisley Park becoming a museum, but they're concerned it's all happening too quickly.

City officials and residents want more details about how it would affect traffic and public safety, as well as people living in the area of Highway 5 and Audubon Road, reports say.

"Be the kid on the bicycle who's trying to cross because they're trying to get to school," Denise Choinier, who lives near Paisley Park, said Monday, according to MPR News. "I've lived there for over 25 years. Prince has been a great neighbor. And I'd really be sad if something bad happened because we didn't do a thorough job of looking at traffic."

There's no timeline on when the city plans to take up the rezoning issue again, but the Chanhassen Villager reports they have until Dec. 23 to act on the request, and if no action is taken by then, the request will be approved.

Next Up

Sergio Romo

Twins decline 2021 option on Sergio Romo

The Twins begin a potential overhaul in the bullpen.

high school football

'Scalpel approach' gives MN schools chance to keep playing sports

County infection rates are no longer the only thing that matters.

CJ-AHyggeHoliday-Photo2

With the help of HVAC, Circus Juventas will host its first holiday shows

After months of canceled classes and shows, Circus Juventas is hosting its first ever holiday show, with safety precautions.

Cameron Dantzler

Vikings send Cameron Dantzler to COVID-19/reserve list

Dantzler's placement leaves the Vikings paper-thin at cornerback heading into Green Bay.

peterson fischbach

Elections 2020 preview: 7th Congressional District

Will Collin Peterson hang on for yet another term?

Zimmer and Hunter

Zimmer explains why he called Hunter's neck injury a 'tweak'

The coach also said Dalvin Cook should return from injury this week.

magazines

60 charged in magazine scam that netted $300M

It's being called the largest elder fraud scheme in the country.

Screen Shot 2020-10-28 at 10.30.23 AM

The Star Tribune is shutting down City Pages

The free newspaper was bought by the Star Tribune in 2015.

billy's on grand

Coronavirus: Billy's on Grand will close for winter

The restaurant is among a growing list of eateries to close for the winter months.

Related

The opening of Paisley Park could be delayed after city tables rezoning decision

If you were planning to visit Paisley Park on Thursday, you might not be able to.

Soon you'll be able to record yourself singing Prince songs at Paisley Park

Paisley Park announced new, themed tours starting Dec. 1.

Paisley Park to fans: Stop touching Prince's instruments

Paisley Park says people shouldn't be touching Prince's instruments.

Paisley Park to fans: Stop touching Prince's instruments

Paisley Park says people shouldn't be touching Prince's instruments.

Paisley Park is already taking reservations for next year's Prince celebration

If you went to this year's Prince Celebration, you can already reserve your spot for 2018.