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The UPC Specific Plan

USC estimates the need for more than 5,000 new beds in student housing capacity to allow students to live in a concentrated area adjacent to campus and relieve pressure on rental housing demand in North University Park.

Eventually, the process will likely lead to the replacement of the University Village shopping complex and adjacent USC-owned housing, located at the junction of Jefferson Boulevard and McClintock Street, with a new planned development that would provide more undergraduate and graduate student housing and academic space, centrally located public open spaces, green space and pathways, and retail and other amenities accessible to the neighborhood and the university.

The proposed University of Southern California University Park Specific Plan covers university-owned portions of master planning subareas one, two and three of the USC University Park Campus Master Plan – all areas on or adjacent to the University Park campus. Because USC owns the land, neither the university nor government agencies are contemplating the use of eminent domain as part of this plan.