Chanhassen tables decision to rezone Paisley Park

Chanhassen tables decision to rezone Paisley Park

CHANHASSEN, Minn. - The Chanhassen City Council dealt an unexpected surprise to plans for a museum at Prince's Paisley Park complex.

The council voted 3 to 2 to table a decision on rezoning Paisley Park during a special meeting on Monday night.    

Supporters of the decision say the city's planning commission needs to take more time on the project, including looking at factors like public safety and traffic.

"I think that we have one chance to get this right, and for a community being rushed into such a major decision, I don't think we're being good stewards and good representation to our citizens," said council member Bethany Tjornhom, who made the motion to delay a decision.

"The fact that this is desired to be a museum, this isn't new news," Mayor Denny Laufenburger said in the meeting.  He was one of two members to vote against tabling the decision.  "From the day that Prince passed away, there was speculation and discussion about what would happen to Paisley Park."

Bremer Trust, which is handling Prince's estate, has been planning to begin public tours at Paisley Park on Thursday. Tickets have already been sold. There's still no official statement from them on how this decision impacts the tours.

The city council did not set a timeline to resume the rezoning talks.
 


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