Los Angeles City Council Hearing on The Village at USC
The proposed mixed-use redevelopment, the largest undertaken by the university and one of the largest in Los Angeles in recent years, will create thousands of jobs and up to 3 million square feet of community-serving retail, student housing and academic space, replacing the current USC-owned University Village shopping center.
WHEN: 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec.11.
WHAT: The Los Angeles City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed project The Village at USC.
A redevelopment of the existing University Village shopping center on land owned by USC, the project will:
- Create an estimated 8,900 new jobs as part of a total of 12,000 jobs (8,000 permanent and 4,000 construction-related) to be added through the USC Specific Plan. Thirty percent of those jobs will be local hires and 10 percent will be disadvantaged workers.
- Build up to 350,000 square feet of retail serving both the USC campus and the community, including at least one grocery store, several sit-down restaurants, a food court, shops and services.
- Add up to 4,038 critically needed new student beds, relieving pressure on the neighborhood and returning approximately 900 privately-owned housing units now occupied by students to the community.
- Provide up to $20 million in affordable housing funds; Create a legal clinic for tenants in the neighborhood; Fund job training and job placement services; Provide local business assistance.
- Accomplish all of the above without public land, public subsidies or public funds.
WHO: USC experts on the project and interested members of the community:
- Thomas Sayles, senior vice president of University Relations
- David Galaviz, executive director of local government relations
- Cesar Armendariz, director for USC’s community partnerships
- Representatives of student and community outreach groups at USC.
WHERE: Council chambers at Los Angeles City Hall, Room 340, 200 N. Spring St.
MORE: Visit village.usc.edu for more information on the proposed project.
Contact: USC Media Relations at (213) 740-2215 or firstname.lastname@example.org