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USC breaks ground on $650 million campus village

USC breaks ground on $650 million expansion, USC Village, which will be finished in the fall of 2017.
USC breaks ground on $650 million expansion, USC Village, which will be finished in the fall of 2017.
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USC breaks ground on $650 million expansion, USC Village, which will be finished in the fall of 2017.
The ground breaking event on Monday provided the first preview of the USC Village project.
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USC breaks ground on $650 million expansion, USC Village, which will be finished in the fall of 2017.
USC Village will be a student residential and community-serving that will cover 15 acres on the north side of the USC University Park Campus.
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USC breaks ground on $650 million expansion, USC Village, which will be finished in the fall of 2017.
The project, which will replace the current University Village, will be done on USC's own land without public subsidies or taxpayer funds.
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USC breaks ground on $650 million expansion, USC Village, which will be finished in the fall of 2017.
USC Village is the most ambitious expansion in USC's history.
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USC breaks ground on $650 million expansion, USC Village, which will be finished in the fall of 2017.
Amenities at USC Village will include a grocery store, fitness center, salons, boutiques, restaurants and other facilities.
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USC breaks ground on $650 million expansion, USC Village, which will be finished in the fall of 2017.
Once completed, USC Village will provide housing for 2,700 students.
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The University of Southern California has brought out the Trojan Marching Band to beat the drum for a $650 million expansion that school officials say will transform both the Los Angeles campus and the surrounding neighborhood.

The band played at Monday's official groundbreaking for USC Village.

When completed in 2017, officials say the 15-acre village will contain on-campus housing for 2,700 students and numerous other amenities.

Those other amenities include a grocery store, fitness center, salons, boutiques, restaurants and other facilities open to students and the public. There will also be walkways and plazas and other campus facilities.

They are all going on a site that was once was an aging shopping center adjacent to campus.

Officials say the project is the most ambitious expansion in USC's 134-year history.