Provided there's no last minute surprises in the comp planning process, it seems like the community where I work is headed in the direction of traditional neighborhood development in place of conventional suburban development.
The problem is that TND is very rare in this part of the country. It's mostly small mom-and-pop and "green" developers and homebulders here, and they just don't know how to do it. They're familiar with conventional suburban development, and 1970s-style clusters. There's a very famous clustered cohousing development in the town, and it seems like when we get any proposals for an "innovative" project, they're all variants of that project; random and "organic" building arrangement, parking areas that are far removed from the dwellings, low gross density, and so on. Nothing wrong with that kind of clustering in rural areas, but it's not compatible with the more compact mixed use communities we're trying to promote. Educating builders on TND probably won't work, because its form is antithetical to the homestead/ecological orientation many hold
Have other communities actively tried to recruit residential developers when the local builders can't or won't build the kind of product you're looking for?
FWIW, the community in question has a very low housing vacancy rate, and very high demand. Local home prices increased through the Great Recession.