One Renaissance Center, since 2000, has housed Hamilton municipal offices.
The 120,000 square foot, seven-floor $15 million building at 345 High Street, on the southwest corner of High and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, was erected by Corporex Corp. with intentions to rent space to businesses. After Hamilton leaders decided not to join Butler County in the adjacent Butler County Governmental Services Center, city officials opted to lease 80,000 square feet in One Renaissance Center for 25 years. A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Dec. 18, 1998. City departments began occupying the building in May 2000. The first council meeting was held in first floor chambers Aug. 9, 2000. The building was dedicated Aug. 16, 2000, when Gov. Robert A. Taft II declared Hamilton as Ohio's "City of Sculpture." In a sale effective Oct. 31, 2001, the city acquired the building from Corporex for $18.3 million. One Renaissance Center and the Butler County Governmental Services Center share a first-floor lobby and entrances. (See entries for Hamilton Municipal Building and Butler County Governmental Services Center.)