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City council approves $1 billion plan to build The Village


After more than a decade of planning, USC’s $1 billion plan to turn the University Village into The Village at USC was approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles City Council. The $1 billion project is expected to create approximately 4,000 new construction jobs and 8,000 permanent jobs, with a 30 percent local hiring promise. The […]

Artist brings touchy topics to public space


As the day slowly begins, an eye-catching red, white and black bus comes to a lurching halt at a stop right across from the University Village. If you noticed this bus, you actually noticed the work of a veritable artist, albeit on quite an unusual canvas. The careful placement of words and choice of colors […]

From the archives: USC purchases University Village property


Original Date of Publication: Sept. 9, 1999 USC has purchased the University Village shopping center, a move expected to lower the vacancy rate of the center and increase services available to students and the community, university officials said Wednesday. Negotiations began in May and were completed last week, said Mary Hayakawa, director of property sales, […]

University plan neglects local businesses


The Village at USC project might have cleared its final major hurdle last Wednesday when it was officially approved by a Los Angeles City Council committee. The University Village redevelopment project, however, still represents the bare minimum effort put forward by the university to accommodate community interests. At a public hearing last August, the City […]