City is connected, no gatehouses used, and I added palaces this time to a mix of small, medium and grand insulae. Granaries were placed at a distance from markets to control food distribution.
Favor took a while to reach (more than 20 years) so I added the strip of medium insulae to get more workers. One of the later requests was for 16 weapons, but apparently ship traders won't supply more if you already have 12 of them in stock. I can't produce them locally, so I used a disconnected warehouse instead to stock additional weapons.
As to city layout, I've been using more types of houses, and for this one, I also built some of them 1 tile off road, just to give it a different look.