Choosing the setting of stories is a powerful element. Some writers may give their places a fictitious name, but they usually have remnants of a place in mind. I feel that settings are important and should be vivid in the reader’s imagination. I have found that urban settings often change. By the time, a piece is published, that particular location may be totally different from the original setting.
However, if the setting helped make a scene more believable, then it is the writer’s job to hold on to the place as they first saw it. A key bridge I used in one scene is no longer there, but it added to the strength of a significant meeting. So, I kept it in the story. Writers are always making decisions and if writing about ever-changing urban locations, sometimes etched memories will have to serve in describing locations.