University of Southern California Specific Plan

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Los Angeles
Document Title
University of Southern California Specific Plan
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
PLU: university, commercial and institutional Z: [Q]R4-1, C2-1L, [T][Q]C2-2D, MR1-2, M2-2, [Q]C2-1-O, PF-1-O, R4-1-O GP: High medium residential, community commercial, limited manufacturing, open space
Document Description
NOTE: Extended review to end on July 27, 2010. The USC Specific Plan would provide up to 2,500,000 square feet of academic and University uses; up to 350,000 square feet of retail/commercial uses; and ~2,135,000 square feet of student and faculty housing providing up to 5,400 student beds in a variety of housing types and configurations and ~250 faculty housing units. The proposed Project would also provide for an ~165,000 sf hotel and conference center with up to 150 guest rooms, conference and banquet facility areas, sit down restaurant area, a swimming pool, and other related amenities. In addition, a new University-affiliated K-8 laboratory school and community educational academy comprised of up to ~80,000 sf may also be developed.

Contact Information

Diana Kitching
Agency Name
City of Los Angeles
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles, Los Angeles, City of
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Jefferson Boulevard, Flower St, Exposition Blvd, Vermont Av, 30th Street, Hoover St
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
I-110, I-10
Exposition LRT Line
several incl. 32nd Street, William Jefferson, Alexander Science

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Residential (250 faculty)(Units 5,400 beds), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 350,000), Educational (2,580,000 sq ft), Other (165,000 sf, 150-room hotel/conference center)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Site Plan, Rezone, Use Permit, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.), Redevelopment, devel. agreement, haul route, etc.
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Wildfire, Energy, GHG
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)

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