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Another Aerial Trip Through the USC Village

A new flyover video showcases construction progress at the $700-million USC Village. The mixed-use complex, which will function as a 15-acre expansion of the USC campus, is slated to include new academic facilities, 115,000 sqaure feet of ground-floor retail space and new housing for up to 2,700 students. Designed by architecture firm Harley Ellis Devereaux, the project takes the form of multiple Neo Gothic buildings clad with the university’s signature red brick.

Hotel Planned Near the USC Campus

The hodgepodge of strip malls and car dealerships south of Downtown Los Angeles is scheduled to begin a long-awaited makeover this summer through the MyFigueroa streetscape project. Now, a 1960s motel near the University of Southern California is slated to join in on the action. Yesterday, El Segundo-based Vista Investments, LLC filed plans with the City of Los Angeles to construct a dual-branded hotel at 3031 S. Figueroa Street. The proposed development would consist of a seven-story building feature 275 guest rooms.

Oak Village Residences Coming to University Park

A draft environmental impact report went into circulation this week for the Oak Village Residences, a proposal from Anastasi Development Company that seeks to bring 142 residential units to a parcel located just southwest of Downtown Los Angeles. Let’s have a look at what to expect: The Project consists of six separate buildings, two condominium buildings and four duplex townhome buildings. The condominium buildings would be six stories tall, approximately 65 feet at their highest point.

The Village at USC Brings Open Space and Fake Old Town Charm

Last month, the LA City Planning Commission unanimously approved the new design guidelines for the massive Village at USC. The $1.1 billion development seeks to reinvent the dilapidated University Village shopping center as a thriving mixed-use complex, reminiscent of Glendale’s Americana at Brand. Elkus Manfredi Architects, the Boston-based firm which designed the Americana, has taken the lead on the project, with additional work from Michigan-based Harley Ellis Devereaux. Updated renderings show a series of brick clad structures, centered around a large plaza and bisected with wide, retail laden paseos.

USC Pursuing Adaptive Reuse of Fire Station 15

With construction now underway on a new, USC-funded Fire Station at the corner of Hoover and 30th Streets, something had to be done with LAFD Station 15’s current digs on Jefferson Boulevard. It appears that USC has found that something. According to an environmental report released by LADCP, the university proposes the relocation of the current station building to a vacant lot near the Shrine Auditorium. There it would serve as a studio annex to the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts, located at the corner of Figueroa and 32nd Streets.

Demolition Beginning for $1.1 Billion Village at USC

Finally, the dilapidated University Village mall has a date with destiny. The last tenants have vacated the premises, and protective barriers now encircle the moribund shopping complex, which will soon be demolished to make way for phase one of the $1.1 billion Village at USC. Located on a 14-acre block bounded by Jefferson Boulevard, McClintock Avenue, 30th and Hoover Streets, initial plans call for a five-building, low-rise complex that would house 2,470 students and offer approximately 140,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space.

Watch USC Build Its Mixed-Use Village in Real Time

Earlier this month, USC officially broke ground on its long-awaited Village development. The first phase of the $650 million project will expand the existing campus north by 15 acres, adding a combination of student housing, academic facilities and community-serving retail space. As has been the case with other recent capital investments, USC Facilities Management has set up a live-feed camera focused on project, allowing Trojans and all other interested parties to stay up-to-date on the Village’s progress.

The USC Construction Zone

In the midst of an ambitious $6 billion fundraising campaign, the University of Southern California has transformed their section of South Los Angeles into a sea of construction cranes. Take a look at four projects currently changing the landscape of the 229-acre University Park campus. USC Village Last summer, work kicked off for the first phase of the USC Village, a $650 million mixed-use development on the former site of the University Village shopping center.

Watch USC Move a Fire Station

A flurry of construction activity is underway at the University of Southern California, as the $650 million USC Village expands the historic University Park campus onto a 15-acre site bounded by Jefferson Boulevard, McClintock Avenue, 30th and Hoover Streets. To make way for one of five buildings included in the Village’s first phase, USC recently undertook the moving a historic fire station which has been located on the property since 1950.

Student Housing Rising Near USC Campus

Less than a half-mile north of the crane forest at the $650-million USC Village, construction is underway on a smaller student housing project. The low-rise development, dubbed Element, is rising from an approximately one-acre site at the northwest corner of Hoover Street and Adams Boulevard, replacing a shopping center. The new housing complex will consist of a four-story structure, featuring 46 townhomes and 4,100 square feet of ground-level commercial floor area.