774 Denman is currently zoned a C-5 (West End Commercial). The intent of this schedule is to provide for retail and service uses and forms of development which are compatible with the primarily residential character of the West End. With a population of over 45,000, the West End / English Bay area is the most densely populated area in Metro Vancouver. It is located on the Downtown Peninsula, bordering the world-famous Stanley Park, the popular English Bay Beach and the downtown business district. The downtown core is just minutes away, making this area an ideal home for office workers, as well as those who seek independence from their car. It is connected to the Downtown street grid, and is well served by several transit routes. The West End is particularly well known for Robson, Davie and Denman Streets, and is a primary shopping area and a major tourist destination. These streets are filled with upscale boutiques, trendy clothing stores, restaurants and coffee shops.