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FAQ | Process

What does the City’s review process entail?
The City’s review of the project began with a process dictated by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This process included the preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), which identified all significant environmental impacts of the project and mitigation measures to reduce the significant impacts. This process allowed for public review and comment on the document.

A Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) was submitted to a variety of city agencies for review and public hearings. The final EIR was certified by the city completing the the CEQA process.

Currently, USC is awaiting on the city-issued approvals in order to begin construction.

Where is USC in the process?
The city released the DEIR on May 27, 2010, and it was circulated for 60 days of public review. The public review period closed on July 12, 2010. The city  prepared the Final EIR and it was released to the public on July 5, 2011 for a series of public hearings prior to certification.

The Los Angeles city council voted unanimously in favor of USC Village on on December 11, 2012.

When would the project be built?
Construction of USC Village is anticipated to start in mid-2014 at the earliest. The project would be built in a minimum of three phases over a number of years, with each phase taking approximately 24 months to complete.

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