GREAT FALLS — A former winner on "The Apprentice" television show is a partner in a planned 600-acre subdivision southwest of here that will include 500 acres of hunting and fishing land.
Cascade County commissioners Tuesday approved the final plat for Sun River Springs Ranch subdivision, which calls for 20 homes on 103 acres.
Second-season apprentice winner Kelly Perdew, his father Tom Perdew and their business partner Jody Simon are developing the project. Kelly Perdew met Simon while working on Trump Tower Tampa Florida following his victory on the NBC reality show that features Donald Trump.
The subdivision will consist of homes that cost $400,000 to $1 million and will likely be owned by part-time residents, Tom Perdew said.
Five lots in the subdivision have been reserved and they hope to start breaking ground within the next month.
Kelly Perdew said he intends to have a home at the site.
"We love this part of the country," he said.
Some neighbors are unhappy about the project.
"My concerns are developing agriculture land into a resort for rich out-of-staters," said Evelyn Potts, who lives across from the planned development. "I thought I lived in the boonies, 30 miles out of town."