Potential Development on University-Owned Property

The information on this microsite (upcmasterplan.usc.edu) reflects archival data last updated in 2008. For the most accurate current information on the University Village Specific Plan, please visit village.usc.edu.

USC has analyzed each of the six Master Planning Districts in terms of university-owned property and the potential new development of this property in the years leading up to 2030. The potential new buildings marked on the maps below are conceptual renderings and do not represent actual building plans or confirmed building sites.

Master Plan Vision: Potential Development on University-Owned Property

New Academic and Administrative Buildings

Within District 1 (University Park Academic Core), potential new development includes:

  • 1.5 million square feet for academic uses (primarily teaching and research),
  • additional undergraduate housing (approximately 200 new beds),
  • and preservation of the campus’s historic gems.

Planned development within District 2 (University Park East Area) encompasses 500,000 square feet of space for academic and administrative use.

New Mixed-Use University Village


Plans for potential new development on university-owned property in District 3 (University Village/Cardinal/Century) will create a new mixed-use University Village encompassing 300,000 square feet for academic use as well as 100,000 to 200,000 square feet of retail space and 1.5 to 2.0 million square feet of housing for 5,000 students and 400 households.

Within District 4 (North of Jefferson), proposed new development encompasses 100,000 square feet for academic use along with:

  • 150,000 square feet of retail space,
  • university-owned housing for as many as 1,000 students,
  • private-sector opportunities,
  • 200,000 square feet for possible use as executive education or conference space, and
  • a boutique hotel of 700 beds (with parking).

Jefferson Boulevard, Hoover Street and Through-Traffic

To create a more unified and pedestrian-friendly campus, the proposed Master Plan includes provisions for narrowing Jefferson Boulevard between Royal Street and Orchard Avenue and re-aligning and narrowing Hoover Street south of 32nd Street.

To accommodate traffic affected by these reconfigurations, through-traffic would be redirected to Vermont Avenue, Figueroa Street and the freeway.

Pedestrian Links

Proposed pedestrian links extending from Exposition Boulevard across the University Park Academic Core to Districts 3 (University Village/Cardinal/Century) and 4 (North of Jefferson) also will create a safer, more cohesive environment for students, faculty, staff, campus guests and the broader community.

last updated 01/30/08