CHANHASSEN, Minn. (KMSP) - Paisley Park is just a couple of weeks from opening its door to the public for tours. But some residents are worried how increased traffic and limited parking will affect their community.
Graceland Holdings, which will operate the facility, says staff is in the process of preserving and archiving all of Prince's music, clothes and instruments so they can be put on display.
"Each room will be thematic. Different stages of his career. The soundstage has different small stages that show different pieces of his career. We'll show you live videos that were recently discovered within the last week that no one has ever seen before," CEO Joel Soden said.
Soden says the main entrance will be moved to the south to avoid traffic backing up onto Highway 5. The north and south parking lots will also be connected to allow more on-siteparking.
Staff will use shuttles to bring visitors in from other locations during peak times and days.
Soden says in the future, the round unfinished studio building could become a boutique hotel.
They are in the process of replacing the chain link fence with a solid one to increase security and discourage people from putting momentos on it.
"We've actually saved every momento that people put on the walls. Once we open, we're asking the fans to not put those up anymore," Soden said.
At Tuesday night's Chanhassen Planning Commission meeting, about two dozen people showed up to learn more about the project.