The University Park Campus community celebrated the official opening of USC Village, a massive development at the corner of Hoover Street and Jefferson Boulevard. The Aug. 17 event included the unveiling of a 20-foot-tall bronze statue of Hecuba, Queen of Troy.

“This project has been a labor of love for all of us,” said USC President C. L. Max Nikias. “We built this village to show our enduring commitment to our exceptional students and our beloved neighbors.”

The development, which consists of six buildings spread over 15 acres, includes housing for undergraduate students, retail stores and restaurants. In addition to the flagship Target and Trader Joe’s stores, USC Roski Eye Institute will have a retail outlet to serve the community.

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