Peter Aucella photo Peter Aucella is Assistant Superintendent for Development at the Lowell National Historical Park. He supervises the development of canal walkways, expansion of the Park’s vintage trolley system, and works with the City and private developers on the rehabilitation and reuse of historic mill and commercial buildings. He has served on the Lowell Historic Board, the city’s design review agency, and the Lowell Development and Financial Corporation, a local nonprofit economic development bank, for the last 25 years.
He has held positions at the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Massachusetts Bureau of Transportation Planning and Development and was the Community Development Coordinator for two mayors of the City of Malden, Massachusetts. He served as Director of Economic Development on the staff of former United States Senator Paul Tsongas, and later as Manager of the Senator’s Massachusetts Office.
He has served as Director for Lowell’s Division of Planning and Development, Executive Director of the Lowell Historic Preservation Commission, and built the 6,500-seat Tsongas Arena and 5,000-seat LeLacheur Ball Park as Executive Director of the City’s Arena and Stadium Commission.
After overseeing the construction of Boarding House Park in downtown Lowell, he founded the popular Lowell Summer Music Series which he has supervised through 20 successful seasons featuring top performers such as the Indigo Girls, the B-52s, reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, Suzanne Vega and many others.
A member of the Massachusetts Bar, Peter earned his Master’s in Public Administration from Northeastern University and a Law Degree from Suffolk University School of Law.