Others in various stages of planning are at its Arts Center, Chamblee, Brookhaven/Oglethorpe, King Memorial and Avondale stations.
MARTA's push for private-sector development at key stations comes as metro Atlanta businesses and many residents increasingly seek locations near transit. Spoke officially broke ground last month.
Noel Khalil, co-founder of Columbia Ventures, said Spoke will be completed in about 15 months. Columbia is also the development partner with MARTA for the Avondale station mixed-use community, expected to open its first phase in 2018.
In November, city of Atlanta residents will vote on a half-cent sales tax to fund further expansion of the system. That vote could lead to other opportunities for MARTA to stimulate development near its stations, MARTA Chairman Robbie Ashe said.
“I won’t ask you to vote for it today, but I will ask you to seriously consider (it),” Ashe said.
Parker said other enhancements to train and bus service are in the offing, as well as a plan to replace the system’s aging fleet of train cars over the next few years.
“MARTA will go from having one of the oldest fleets in the nation to one of the newest,” Parker said.