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On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to approve the USC Village, a project that will transform the area around Hoover and Jefferson Boulevard. The current University Village will make way for a vibrant mix of student housing, state-of-the-art academic and recreational space, and walkable open retail areas that has been long needed.

The creation of USC Village is a historic milestone for Los Angeles in its bid to lead the nation in economic opportunity and forward-thinking development and planning. The USC Village represents an investment by the university that will spur an estimated $1 billion of construction-related economic activity for Los Angeles, and thousands of new jobs, both construction-related and permanent.

For archival information on the early development of this project, visit Village Archive or USC University Park Specific Plan.

USC Village is coming together quickly. The latest drone’s-eye video shows the amazing progress on the project– the largest in the history of South Los Angeles. Take a look.


USC host job a fair for full-time positions in retail, hospitality, customer service, and building management, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. (Photo by Gus Ruelas)

Ramping up for August opening, USC Village recruits local jobseekers




To rsvp or to receive information on additional meetings, please contact Steve Wesson USC Village Ombudsman (213) 743-4510 or via email at

Past meetings


PVJobs USC Village Brochure

PVJobs USC Village Brochure (Spanish)

USC Village construction and bid opportunities 

For more information, contact:
Steve Wesson
USC Village Ombudsman
University of Southern California
2801 South Hoover Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089-7740
(213) 743-4510

Retail leasing information:
Mitchell Hernandez
(310) 363-4973

Sade Tavangarian
(310) 363-4973

The University of Southern California is an equal opportunity employer and educator, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding men and women of every race, creed and background. For more information, visit here.



NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV featured a USC tradition setting roots at the USC Village, with a celebration of USC’s continued possession of the Victory Bell. More than 500 construction workers joined USC football head coach Clay Helton, members of the Trojan Knights and the USC Spirit Leaders to ring the bell at the 15-acre development. ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV interviewed Willy Marsh, director of construction at USC Village, and workers at the site, in addition to highlighting the extensive progress on the USC Village. CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV also covered the event.

More news:
USC News: Ramping up for August opening USC Village recruits local job seekers

USC News:USC Village construction workers ring in longtime Trojan tradition with Victory Bell

USC News: Two men rebuild their lives at USC Village development

Compton Herald: Compton-based construction company grows from ground up

USC News: Marine Corps veteran’s small business is getting bigger–thanks to USC Village

USC News: USC Village nears the homestretch, as final construction work gets underway

Telemundo: USC Village produces thousands of construction jobs

USC News: Local residents find work -and a path to a career- at USC Village

USC News: Fire Station No. 15 celebrates grand opening

USC Communities: USC Village Underway

Trojan Family Magazine: Rise of Troy

USC News: New business center aims to boost South LA entrepreneurs

USC News: USC Village signs up a big name in groceries: Trader Joes

Daily Trojan: Construction begins on The Village

Daily Trojan-Opinion: UV renovation a sign of positive development

USC Communities: USC Village Construction Job Fair