Prince’s Paisley Park to be turned into a permanent museum
(CNN)Prince’s former home is set to become a shrine for his legions of fans.
In a unanimous vote Monday evening, the Chanhassen City Council voted to re-zone Paisley Park as a permanent museum.
The 64,000-foot property, in Chanhassen City on the outskirts of Minneapolis, Minnesota, housed the multiple-Grammy award winner’s home and recording studio.
Another Paisley Park visitor, Erin Goedtel, described the tour as a celebration of Prince.
“As soon as I got in, I felt really honored to be in a space that he had created to bring people into his world and his thoughts and his vision,” she said.
The vote on the rezoning request was delayed as local residents voiced concerns about how the property would bring in traffic, according to city planning commission minutes.
In April, Prince, whose real name is Prince Rogers Nelson, died from an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl, according to a report released by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office. He died at the property, aged 57.
Prince, who pioneered the “Minneapolis sound,” remained a lifelong Minnesotan.
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