A number of Northwest projects have been named finalists for The Metropolitan Pima Alliance's sixth annual Common Ground Awards, a release said.

BASIS Charter School's new campus in Oro Valley is a finalist for the Development Award, along with Park Centre Homes at La Posada and Sunnyside Pointe Homes.

The Town of Marana's Economic Development Roadmap is a finalist in the economic development category, along with the Kino Health Campus Planned Area Development and the SolarZone at the University of Arizona Technical Park.

The Marana Can Do 5K is a finalist in the events category, joined by Cyclovia and First Fridays.

The Oro Valley Landscape Conservation Code is a finalist in public policy, along with Project ADD Water and the City of Tucson Planning & Development Services Development Package.

Marana's new Crossroads at Silverbell District Park and the Twin Peaks Interchange / Camino de Manana road improvements are finalists in public works, in addition to the Jacome Plaza Renovation.

A celebration, honoring "projects in a number of categories that exemplify public and private sector collaboration," is being held Friday, Oct. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Reid Park Zoo. It is open to the public. Tickets are $100 for members and $125 for non-members. Information on sponsorships and tickets can be found at www.mpaaz.org/common-ground.

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