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rogifan

New Longtime Prince associate wants to rename Chanhassen streets in his honor

A longtime associate and a neighbor would need state and city approval to see their vision through.
By Katy Read Star Tribune

CARLOS GONZALEZ • CGONZALEZ@STARTRIBUNE.COM
Mark Webster, shown at Hwy. 5 and Audubon Road, now works as a security guard at the Prince museum at Paisley Park.

As a close friend of a close friend of Prince, Mark Webster watched the musician grow from a strangely dressed local kid playing small Minneapolis clubs in the 1970s to a glamorous megastar filling huge venues, where Webster would have VIP seating, mingle with celebrities and get down at after-concert parties.


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Reply #1 posted 11/17/20 12:04pm

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I'm confused about renaming Hwy 5. How do they rename it just for the stretch outside PP? Audubon makes more sense. I hope when they finish the housing complex on Galpin they create some tribute to Prince there. Last time I drove by there the guard house was still up. Seems that will be the last vestige of Prince to go.

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Reply #2 posted 11/17/20 2:01pm

Margot

rogifan said:

I'm confused about renaming Hwy 5. How do they rename it just for the stretch outside PP? Audubon makes more sense. I hope when they finish the housing complex on Galpin they create some tribute to Prince there. Last time I drove by there the guard house was still up. Seems that will be the last vestige of Prince to go.

We were there recently and could not find the guard house.

The new housing stock looks cheap though it is pricey. It is across the street from a much more

elegant subdivision, Longacres.

The area is bare, all the trees knocked down...

Lots of big machinery grading . Looks like they're getting ready for Phase 2; more cheap-looking houses. I think for a town like Chanhassen, which is well-off, there could have been higher standards in place.

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Reply #3 posted 11/17/20 2:13pm

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rogifan said:

I'm confused about renaming Hwy 5. How do they rename it just for the stretch outside PP? Audubon makes more sense. I hope when they finish the housing complex on Galpin they create some tribute to Prince there. Last time I drove by there the guard house was still up. Seems that will be the last vestige of Prince to go.


They can totally rename Highway 5 just for the stretch through Chanhassen. It'd be like the Kennedy or Dan Ryan Expressways in Chicago, which are simply local names for those sections of the interstate.

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Reply #4 posted 11/17/20 2:29pm

SexyMuthaF

Yeah it's very common to name stretches of road. He deserves it.
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Reply #5 posted 11/18/20 12:08am

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Genesia said:

rogifan said:

I'm confused about renaming Hwy 5. How do they rename it just for the stretch outside PP? Audubon makes more sense. I hope when they finish the housing complex on Galpin they create some tribute to Prince there. Last time I drove by there the guard house was still up. Seems that will be the last vestige of Prince to go.


They can totally rename Highway 5 just for the stretch through Chanhassen. It'd be like the Kennedy or Dan Ryan Expressways in Chicago, which are simply local names for those sections of the interstate.


Yeah, it's not that unusual. There's a Martin Luther King Blvd or Highway in most major cities somewhere, for a stretch. Or a Centennial Interstate, etc.

To name part of Hwy 5 for Prince is totally doable. And it should be.

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Reply #6 posted 11/19/20 10:04pm

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Reply #7 posted 11/20/20 3:01am

SexyMuthaF

I-494 exit 11c should be renamed Exit Gett Off.
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Reply #8 posted 11/20/20 5:02am

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SexyMuthaF said:

I-494 exit 11c should be renamed Exit Gett Off.


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Reply #9 posted 11/20/20 2:43pm

laytonian

rogifan said:

I'm confused about renaming Hwy 5. How do they rename it just for the stretch outside PP? Audubon makes more sense. I hope when they finish the housing complex on Galpin they create some tribute to Prince there. Last time I drove by there the guard house was still up. Seems that will be the last vestige of Prince to go.


What happens when a highway is renamed is that a commemorative sign goes up. It doesn't change the name of the highway or the addresses on it. It's an honorarium.

I think it makes more sense to rename Highway 5 than Audubon, since more people will see the signs on the highway. Plus, the folks on Audubon are pretty much against it.

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Reply #10 posted 11/21/20 5:49am

rogifan

Margot said:

rogifan said:

I'm confused about renaming Hwy 5. How do they rename it just for the stretch outside PP? Audubon makes more sense. I hope when they finish the housing complex on Galpin they create some tribute to Prince there. Last time I drove by there the guard house was still up. Seems that will be the last vestige of Prince to go.

We were there recently and could not find the guard house.

The new housing stock looks cheap though it is pricey. It is across the street from a much more

elegant subdivision, Longacres.

The area is bare, all the trees knocked down...

Lots of big machinery grading . Looks like they're getting ready for Phase 2; more cheap-looking houses. I think for a town like Chanhassen, which is well-off, there could have been higher standards in place.


I toured a couple of the houses. They're quite nice on the inside. Out of my price range though! I know eventually there will be a path that connects this development to Lake Ann. I'd be nice if they could do some Prince rememberence there.

[Edited 11/21/20 5:58am]

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Reply #11 posted 11/21/20 5:51am

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Genesia said:

rogifan said:

I'm confused about renaming Hwy 5. How do they rename it just for the stretch outside PP? Audubon makes more sense. I hope when they finish the housing complex on Galpin they create some tribute to Prince there. Last time I drove by there the guard house was still up. Seems that will be the last vestige of Prince to go.


They can totally rename Highway 5 just for the stretch through Chanhassen. It'd be like the Kennedy or Dan Ryan Expressways in Chicago, which are simply local names for those sections of the interstate.


Ah I didn't know that. I don't see it happening though.

[Edited 11/21/20 5:52am]

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Reply #12 posted 11/21/20 5:57am

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laytonian said:

rogifan said:

I'm confused about renaming Hwy 5. How do they rename it just for the stretch outside PP? Audubon makes more sense. I hope when they finish the housing complex on Galpin they create some tribute to Prince there. Last time I drove by there the guard house was still up. Seems that will be the last vestige of Prince to go.


What happens when a highway is renamed is that a commemorative sign goes up. It doesn't change the name of the highway or the addresses on it. It's an honorarium.

I think it makes more sense to rename Highway 5 than Audubon, since more people will see the signs on the highway. Plus, the folks on Audubon are pretty much against it.


Audubon in Chan is mostly businesses (a few residentials down by Lyman). Not sure why the businesses would care. It's not like Audubon is some great name or anything.

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Reply #13 posted 11/21/20 8:55am

Margot

rogifan said:

Margot said:

We were there recently and could not find the guard house.

The new housing stock looks cheap though it is pricey. It is across the street from a much more

elegant subdivision, Longacres.

The area is bare, all the trees knocked down...

Lots of big machinery grading . Looks like they're getting ready for Phase 2; more cheap-looking houses. I think for a town like Chanhassen, which is well-off, there could have been higher standards in place.


I toured a couple of the houses. They're quite nice on the inside. Out of my price range though! I know eventually there will be a path that connects this development to Lake Ann. I'd be nice if they could do some Prince rememberence there.

[Edited 11/21/20 5:58am]

The homes are too close together and the finishes are on the cheap side. Landscaping will take years to mature; they could have saved a tree or two.

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