Constructing the system by following Motorola's Application Note 1015 will be sufficient, with the exception that the schematic is missing 2 external connections on the MC68901. One of the timer outputs TCO or TDO needs to be tied to TC (transmit clock), and the remaining timer output needs to be tied to RC... otherwise the data sent to the USART data register will never be shifted out to the transmit buffer... ooops!
Also, with regard to the GAL implementation (done in CPLD in my case), the Motorola application note refers to A00, A01, and A02 with regard to _IACK generation. This is not correct, as the CPU will set the IPL to be serviced across A01, A02, and A03 with A03 being MSB. This delayed me by about 1 hour and 24oz of Red Bull.
Once I consolidate my CPLD constraints file, I'll post that on github as well. This will allow others to load my .xsvf into a comparable CPLD and wire it correctly to the CPU and peripherals. **constraints file uploaded
For software, the BIOS .x86 file is in the Motorola format and can be assembled with vasm. I use the following command: vasmm68k_mot -m68020 -Fbin bios.x68 -o bios.bin
S-Record output is also possible with vasm. The code should work on any 680x0, as long as the processor has a vector base register... otherwise you'll have to shuffle things around. The simple way is to make the ROM respond to read requests at 0x00000000 and 0x00000004, but then remap the RAM to start at 0x00000000 after the first two reads. This is a pretty basic trick, and plenty of examples exist online.