LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The Lafayette Parish School Board's property at the highly-trafficked corner of Ridge Road and Ambassador Caffery Parkway still is without a tenant.

The board's recent second request for proposals to lease the property ended April 9 with only one proposal submitted, but the entry was submitted minutes after the deadline.

Matt Dugas, district finance director, tells The Advocate an attorney advised him that the late proposal could be considered since there were two requests for proposals issued without a response.

Dugas said he hasn't viewed the proposal and the interested party did not leave it at central office for review.

The board issued a request for proposals last year after receiving environmental clearance following the removal of underground gas storage tanks on the property.