Zoning problems can throw a wrench into the plans an individual or organization has for a property. This can be seen in some news that has come up regarding Paisley Park, the studio complex of the deceased musician Prince.
The complex, located in Chanhassen, Minnesota, has been converted into a museum. The plan was for this museum to be fully up and running and doing regular tours by this week. However, this plan hit a zoning road block.
The trust company handling Prince's estate had submitted a request to the city of Chanhassen to have Paisley Park rezoned so it could be operated as a museum. This Monday, the city opted to postpone making a decision on this request. Tickets for tours had already been sold prior to the city's decision to postpone.
The museum has been granted a temporary permit to open for tours on three days, one of which was the originally planned opening day for the museum, which was yesterday. The other two days are tomorrow and Oct. 14.
It remains to be seen though when Paisley Park will be able to fully open as a museum. Purportedly, the postponed vote on the rezoning request may not come until mid-December. One wonders what will ultimately happen with this zoning matter and what overall impacts it will have on the Paisley Park museum.
While this matter is from Minnesota, zoning problems are something that can pop up all over the country, including here in Florida. When an organization encounters a zoning issue that could seriously throw off its plans for a property, how it responds matters considerably. Its response could impact whether its ultimate goals for the property will be reachable. Attorneys experienced in zoning matters understand the major concerns a zoning problem can raise and can assist property owners with fighting to safeguard their overall goals when such problems arise.
Source: WZVN-HD, "Paisley Park given 3-day temporary permit amid zoning snag," Jeff Baenen, Oct. 4, 2016