The Friends of Seniors are hoping to stay another year in the former Lakeview Community Center on Main Street.
The organization is asking the city to extend its lease one year for $20,000. The lease expires on May 31.
There'd been some talk of the group leaving the space to make way for the Racine Zoo, which is located across the street. The seniors have been looking for a new space, but so far have been unsuccessful, according to a letter Dick Hinsman wrote to the city.
During a recent visit to the senior center, an organizer said the space was adequate but not ideal. The group would like a center that's a little bigger and is all on one level. Now, the center has a half-flight of stairs dividing the place roughly in half.
When looking for a new center, parking is a significant concern. The seniors need an abundance of parking near the front door for easy access.
Last May Racine Zoo CEO Jay Christie appeared before the Finance and Personnel Committee and asked the city to give the former Lakeview Community center to the zoo.
He argued, along with zoo chairman David Easley, that thousands of people would use the zoo. Now, hundreds of people use the building as a senior center.