Eric, I don't believe this is something that will happen anytime soon in the United States.
Talks of revamping the United States (then US History) project actually started in February of this year. After months of work and planning, and a couple live-chat sessions, a proposal was created and formally submitted for review with all Project Leaders in April. The goal was to streamline the project into the emerging team structures you see now in other projects (i.e. England and Cemeteries) and was met with positive comments. A few other projects immediately starting adopting the ideas and have since revamped into this team-based structure.
Unfortunately, the proposal that initially had wide support (and had already been implemented and was working in other areas) was quickly questioned by a few and left to stall.