The Palm Beach County Administrative Complex at 301 N. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, opened in 1984. Of the approximately 290,000 square feet, county government used 220,000 square feet for offices. The remaining areas were to be leased until needed by the county. The program for the ground-breaking ceremony on April 28, 1981, stated, “Today’s groundbreaking represents a monumental step in resolving Palm Beach County government’s present and future requirements for office space. Palm Beach County is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. This growth requires innovative approaches to providing facilities to meet the demand for services from our citizens. The design of the Palm Beach County Administrative Complex provides for this future growth.” Approximately 500 employees from eight different office locations moved into the 12-story building. The facility was shared by several departments and offices and was later referred to as the Palm Beach County Governmental Center.
A dedication ceremony was held on March 22, 1984. In the program it stated, “The Governmental Office Center is dedicated to the citizens of Palm Beach County, thus providing them with more centralized governmental services.” After the ceremony, a time capsule was sealed. Among the items inside are tax and election information, the county’s organizational chart, the “Comprehensive Land Use Plan,” a history of the planning and construction of the complex, editions of The Palm Beach Post and Miami Herald, and newspaper articles on the University of Miami’s national championship football team. The time capsule is located next to the original entrance on Olive Avenue. In 2016, the building was named after Robert Weisman who had been county administrator for 24 years.