USC Village is the biggest mixed use development in the history of South Los Angeles, and was entirely funded by USC.
- 15 acres
- 6 buildings
- 1.25 million square feet
- $40 million in community benefits provided by USC, including up to $20 million to an affordable housing fund managed by the city
- $700 million investment
- 5,400 construction jobs – all construction was completed by union labor
- 2.6 million+ hours of labor
- 324+ disadvantaged local workers
- 20 percent of workers were local residents (within 5 miles of the campus)
- 250 companies worked on project
- 100,000+ cubic yards of concrete – enough concrete to build a walkway from Los Angeles to San Francisco
- 23 million pounds of rebar
- 1.2 million miles of wire – enough to circle the globe 48 times
- 1.4 million bricks
- 2,500 precast exterior panels, each weighing 9,000 pounds
- 2,353 punched windows
Keeping the Environment in Mind
To protect the Ballona Creek Watershed and Santa Monica Bay, USC’s stormwater collection system is designed to catch 198,000 gallons during a downpour, remove toxins and garbage, then return the water to the aquifer.
Shading USC Village are 390 evergreen, native species trees, including camphor, oak and arbutus (marina strawberry tree). A big Coast Live Oak (Quercus Agrifolia) stands 30 feet tall and serves as a backdrop to Hecuba.