Shandrena Hadjamara and Marlena Barnett are two are real estate developers and investors who are raising money to build one of the first Black and woman-owned resort communities in Georgia.

Located right off of Hwy 337, just 90 miles north of Atlanta, the more than 128-acre community will be called “Lakes of Summerville.” Hadjamara and Barnett reportedly have plans to make this community an eco-friendly resort, using solar energy as a primary source of power to preserve the environment. 

The community will consist of vacation rentals, a clubhouse, fishing, bike trails, swimming, and miniature golf, and more, according to the GoFundMe page.

“With our project, we are striving to break free from the Systematic Living of uncontrollable rising rent, chemical infused foods, restrained education, as well as the untold truths of history,” Barnett said.

“Our project is a place where sustainability is imperative, and we are highly focused on using solar energy as our primary source of power to preserve the environment,” Hadjamara added.

For more information about this community, visit the resort website here.