USC Village in Southern LA will bring hundreds of jobs to a unique residential community and marketplace sure to transform the college experience when it opens in fall 2017.
USC Village, the largest development in Southern Los Angeles history, came with a $700 million price tag. It has pumped millions of dollars into the local economy and required more than 2 million hours of labor since it broke ground two years ago.
Now, as the project nears its completion, it will create jobs for another reason: to fill the more than 100,000 square feet of retail space that will be occupy the ground floors of six residential buildings. That space will hold Target, Trader Joe’s, Starbucks and Bank of America.
USC Village in Southern LA: Transforming the college experience
The six residential buildings will house approximately 2,700 students, creating a residential community where students can sleep, shop, dine and connect with one another.
In addition to a Harry Potter-themed dining hall, USC Village will be the site of food and beverage outlets such as Sunlife Organics, Cava Grill and the Greenleaf Gourmet Chop Shop. A 30,000-square-foot fitness center will open, as well.
USC Village in Southern LA will also host a transit hub, offer parking for retail customers and provide covered parking for bikes near building entrances.
The development replaces the outdated University Village mall built in the 1960s and owned by USC. The restaurants, movie theater and shops there were demolished earlier this year.
USC Village in Southern LA represents the biggest expansion ever of the University Park Campus.