LAFAYETTE — More student parking is in the future for University of Louisiana at Lafayette students.

The university’s request to demolish two houses it owns on Mildred Street to make room for more student parking was approved by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors on Friday.

The system board approval is the first in an approval process that could take up to six months, said William Crist, ULL facility management director.

“The houses are of little value to the university and, once we receive approval, we will put out a request for bids to either demolish the houses or to have them removed from the site,” Crist said in an email response.

The cost of the demolition will be determined by the bid process, but could range from $5,000 to $10,000, according to the university’s submitted request to the board and Crist.

Both wooden-framed houses were constructed in 1950 and are unoccupied, according to the university’s submitted request to the board.

Mildred Street is near the main campus and is adjacent to the university’s International Student Center and its continuing education building.

Parking is a premium on campus with a lottery system assigning permits to zoned areas on the main campus and on adjacent properties.

Students also have the option to park at Cajun Field and catch a bus to the main campus.