USC will continue to push westward.
The school’s $144 million Innovista research campus will sport a $25 million office building at Assembly and Blossom streets and a $94.6 million, privately owned apartment complex, near Carolina Coliseum and the Darla Moore School of Business.
A renovated coliseum is expected to be the hub of the western campus, with a student union, classrooms and student services offices.
USC also plans to expand the Greek Village across Blossom Street, toward the coliseum.
Meanwhile, Greene Street will get a tree-lined makeover that could attract shops and more student housing. A bridge over its railroad tracks will start the push across Huger Street, toward a future Waterfront Park.
• Where will USC get the money – estimated at $125 million – to renovate the Carolina Coliseum?
• What will the city be like if USC becomes a larger and larger part of downtown and the Vista?
• Will shops and more private housing come to the area, especially around the greenway?