Chanhassen City Council votes to rezone Paisley Park as museum

Paisley Park atrium. Photo courtesy of Paisley Park NPG Records. 

Paisley Park, Prince’s iconic recording studio and home, will become a museum. The Chanhassen City Council voted unanimously Monday to rezone the property to open as a museum.

The city council initially delayed its approval of rezoning request over concerns about parking and the increased traffic a museum would bring to the community. Organizers of Paisley Park were able to address the concerns to the satisfaction of council members.

Paisley Park is now permanently open for public tours, according to their website. The museum had previously opened for a limited number of tours starting on Oct. 6 after receiving a temporary permit from the city council. 

Tickets are now on sale for tours through December. Tours will start up again on Friday, Oct. 28. Tour dates for 2017 are expected to go on sale in mid-November. More information on Paisley Park tours can be found here

In August, Bremer Trust filed paperwork with the City of Chanhassen to turn the 65,000 square foot recording studio into a museum, run by the same company that operates Graceland. Staff at the museum preserved and archived all of Prince’s music, clothing and instruments so they could be put on display.