"We certainly recognize that it's private property, but we also recognize that government has a role in the future of this," Kamenetz said. "We will do everything we can to make sure that the port of Baltimore has access to that land."
An executive with Commercial Development Corp., the parent company of ELT, said the company supports the county's vision.
"We are looking forward to working with the county and the state and the community on seeing this vision develop into a plan for us to execute," said John Macsherry, a vice president of commercial development and a member of the county task force, in a statement. "We have been in discussions with the port since we gained control of the site to find a creative solution to their short-term goal of a dredged containment site and their long-term plans for a marine terminal. We see the port as an active partner in the repurposing of the site and are looking forward to finalizing a transaction with the port."
County officials said the next step would be taking their plans to community members.
Fran Taylor of the North Point Peninsula Community Coordinating Council said residents need details of the report and that his group plans to set up a meeting between partnership officials and the community.
Some residents have raised concerns about environmental issues surrounding the plans for Coke Point, he said.
Still, Taylor said, "I think people are very hopeful that whatever happens over there will be a benefit to the community."